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Canola! Seeds of Innovation | Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, along with its partners from the public and private agricultural sectors, is proud to present Canola! Seeds of Innovation, an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of canola as a “made in Canada” crop.

Canola! Seeds of Innovation is an immersive and interactive exhibition exploring the ingenuity of Canadian plant researchers, who took on the challenge of creating a healthy vegetable oil from rapeseed, a little-known plant that grew well on the Prairies. Following decades of collaboration and hard work, they succeeded in developing one of Canada’s most important crops: canola.

The Canola Initiative National Advisory Committee (CINAC)—whose members come from agriculture, academia, NGOs, industry, government and the business world—has helped guide the exhibition development process.

Support for this exhibition has come from Canola Eat Well, the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, the Manitoba Canola Growers Association, SaskCanola, the Canadian Canola Growers Association, the Canola Council of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Government of Saskatchewan, the Government of Manitoba, Growing Forward 2. This exhibition was made possible in part through financial support from the Government of Canada.

Explore the scientific, agricultural, economic and social impact of this versatile plant through hands-on discovery, digital games, audiovisual presentations, and a live exhibit highlighting the role of bees in canola pollination.