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Increasing The Value Of Canadian Wheat

Gregory Penner sees the removal of kernel visual distinguishability (KVD) as a turning point for western Canadian wheat production. With funding assistance from the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC), Penner and a team of scientists at NeoVentures Biotechnology Inc. are developing a wheat variety identification technology that can replace KVD for the Canadian Western Red

Creating A New Generation Of Smart Materials

Some things are not meant to last forever. This includes biodegradable plastic products made from Solanyl. Solanyl Biopolymers Inc., based in Carberry, Man., manufactures starch-based biodegradable polymers that are used to create new and innovative environmentally friendly products. The company was established in 2005 by potato farmers Derek and Earl McLaren, who wanted to further


Sharing nature’s beauty

An eagle soars past Irv and Lil Krahn’s window while a deer grazes near their front door. The Krahns want to share this picturesque scene with others. They recently moved into an approximately 5,500-square-foot house along Badger Creek just north of Cartwright and are hoping to open their home to guests for a variety of