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Drone's eye view: on the lookout for kudzu

Not all plants are created equal. Some, like kudzu – an invasive woody perennial vine – pose a real danger to the environment. We have to stay one step ahead. And that's where drones come in. (August 2020)


Episode 1 - Community science: more than a hobby

You don’t consider yourself a scientist? Think again. We all have a role to play in protecting the plants and trees in our gardens, parks and neighbourhoods. We spoke with Dr. Pierre Bilodeau about why it’s important to report unusual sightings to the CFIA, and how apps can help you make discoveries in your own backyard. (May 2021)

The Canada-Senegal project: not your typical virtual classroom

The staggering rise in online learning has not only affected students around the world, but scientists too. Case in point: the COVID-19 pandemic sure didn't stop these CFIA experts from sharing much-needed plant health knowledge with colleagues 6,000 kilometres away. (April 2021)

Coming soon: Inspect and Protect

Welcome to the CFIA's official podcast all about food safety and plant and animal health. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. (March 2021)

Putting honey to the test

Canadians love their honey—but like other foods, honey could be misrepresented. If sugars are added and not declared on the label, that is a form of food fraud. Here’s how we test honey to make sure it’s authentic. (March 2021)

Collaborating with genome specialists to protect Canadian wine

Virus-free (clean) grapevines are essential for producing the quality grapes that wineries need. Unfortunately, grapevines can become infected with viruses. Here’s how the CFIA, universities and genome specialists are working together so you can continue to enjoy local, high-quality wine. (March 2021)

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