This week is Bio-Tech Week in Saskatchewan.
Agriculture Minister David Marit says the Province is a biotechnology leader and is home to about one-third of Canada's bio-technology sector.
"Biotechnology is a significant source of growth in the agriculture sector and plays an important role in ensuring the sustainability of our industry," Marit said. "Saskatchewan’s biotech sector has been at the forefront of ensuring our producers have the innovative technologies and agronomic practices they require to feed a growing population."
Ag-West Bio President and CEO Karen Churchill says Global Biotech Week is an opportunity to celebrate Saskatchewan’s bioscience sector.
"Saskatchewan organizations are involved in sustainable crop development, creating products that use enzymes to replace harsh chemicals, producing nutraceuticals and healthy foods, environmental remediation using microbes, and of course vaccine development. We should all be very proud of the accomplishments of our local scientists and entrepreneurs."
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