Seed Science at CFIA

CFIA scientists plant and test millions of seeds from the marketplace in order to monitor the purity and identity of pedigreed seeds produced in Canada and to ensure that farmers are growing quality crops for Canadians.

Seed Science at CFIA – Transcript/Captions

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency corporate introduction plays. It shows images that represent the work of the Agency including a petri dish, strawberries, a growing plant, a chicken and a maple leaf.

Text: CFIA – Safeguarding with Science

Hip hop music plays.

Shelves open up revealing dozens of seeds containers.

Text: CFIA seed science

The camera pans to show different seed containers.

Text: 2000 samples

Hundreds of small paper bags identified with a number and seed information.

Text: 10,000,000 seeds

Side view of a tractor pulling a tiller.

Text: 60 acres

Rear view of a tractor pulling a tiller.

A CFIA employee is sitting on a planter trailer pulled by a tractor.

He takes a small seed bag and opens it up.

Text: We plant and test seeds sampled from the marketplace

The CFIA employee pours the seeds in a funnel attached to a transparent cylindrical tube.

Text: To monitor the purity and identity of pedigreed seeds produced in Canada

The CFIA employee lifts the tube and the seeds falls into a dispenser.

Text: Meaning farmers grow quality crops for Canadians

Visual of the planter trailer distribution hoses.

Visual of the disc ploughs

Rear view of the employee sitting on the planter trailer being pulled by a tractor.

Text: and our growers can trade seeds internationally

Text: Exporting $450 million a year

Side view of the employee sitting on the planter trailer being pulled by a tractor.

Text: Follow us on social media inspection.gc.ca/stayconnected

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Canada wordmark. Copyright Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), 2017.

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