Saskatoon is saying goodbye to a longtime businessman and Order of Canada recipient.
John Cross has died at 80.
Cross was the co-founder and president of Philom Bios which was one of Saskatchewan's earliest biotech companies.
He was best known for pioneering the use of environmentally friendly, crop-boosting microbes that have increased yields, improved farmers’ livelihoods and transformed the industry worldwide.
He was also highly regarded for his commitment to science and innovation.