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March 22, 2022

Can Seed Fraud be Eradicated? This Startup Founder Says Yes

Traditionally, seed companies rely on their packaging for traceability. The bag identifies the seed. Problem is, once that seed comes out of the bag, that valuable product is now open to theft and fraud. After all, you can’t put a barcode on each tiny seed to identify what it is or where it came from.

Or can you? Enter Canada’s Index Biosystems (Index) and its BioTags technology — microscopic fingerprints made from baker’s yeast that can be applied to seed to prove its identity. Their mission is to use biotechnology to imprint identity onto products, enabling brands to deliver a more secure and sustainable future.

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