Changes to Canada’s Seeds Regulations Will Impact Seed Growers – Have Your Say Now

February 10, 2021

The CSGA encourages all seed growers and seed sector stakeholders to participate in and provide input to the CFIA Needs Assessment Survey for Seed Regulatory Modernization (SRM). Help the CFIA understand your perspective and be involved in updating the Seeds Regulations from the outset. The survey is open until March 15, 2021.

With a commitment to transparent and active engagement throughout the process, the CFIA is involving stakeholders – including producers who bear the risks of using seed – throughout the entire process to make recommendations on what changes are needed.

The CFIA is intending to improve flexibility, responsiveness, and consistency, reduce complexity, protect producers and consumers by strengthening existing requirements within the Seeds Regulations.

By completing the survey, you will have your say on topics such as:

  • Benefits of the current regulatory framework and seed system
  • Opportunities for change
  • Key issues to address
  • Views on further industry delivery of regulatory services

It is important to remember that SRM does not include value creation, plant breeders’ rights, plant breeding innovations or the plant health program.

Help shape the scope, scale and direction of regulatory change that affects you directly. Please complete the survey today.

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