On August 14th, Isabel Dopta, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre spoke to us about the Centre and what it does. She noted that the Centre has been run as a non-profit since 2007 and therefore relies on establishing projects with the agricultural industry. Their goal is to be a world class horticultural innovation centre and commercial hub. One example of their many different areas in which we they focus is the growing of “world crops” in the GTA to serve its culturally diverse population. She advised that they do not develop genetically-modified plants at their site but rather use “rapid breeding” approaches to develop new crops and plants.