Nine out of every ten bites of food around the world today begin with seed. From Newfoundland to British Columbia, Canadians coast-to-coast will soon benefit from a program to build a more secure and diverse ‘made-in-Canada’ seed supply. Thanks to a generous grant from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security will promote local and diverse seed.
The program will feature training, applied research, market development, and support for expanded production and improved public access to seed. It will be delivered in close collaboration with regional partners across the country, and Seeds of Diversity Canada, which has demonstrated great leadership in conserving seed biodiversity since 1995.