Where are we headed in agriculture? What does the future hold for biotechnology and food production? Where will the next big innovations in these areas come from? Dr Stan Blade hopes those innovations will come from in Alberta. Dr. Blade is the CEO of Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions. They help companies working on research and innovation in the areas of agriculture, food and forestry to acquire the resources they need to be successful. Research dollars are becoming a scarce resource for many companies especially smaller startups. If agriculture declines research funding eventually innovation will begin to dry up and that will have an impact on farmers profits and the over competitiveness of Canada globally.
I spoke to Stan Blade at the International Livestock Congress event in Calgary , Alberta about who Alberta Innovates Biosolutions is, what they do and what the future holds for biotechnology in Agriculture.
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