Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has vast collection of seeds and more​

An excellent resource that highlights the need for internal government science capabilities. Information this important cannot be left to the whims of a provate corporate organization.

In her presentation, Johnston outlined the role the federal government plays in both the promotion of a sustainable agricultural sector through its research, as well as the work the department of Agriculture and Agri-Foods undertakes in protecting farmers from diseases and pest outbreaks.

Johnston is the director of research, development and technology at the science and technology branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. After receiving her PhD at the University of Guelph specializing in pathobiology, she worked at Health Canada before moving onto Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.