Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

No Impact from BSE Case


Canadian Cattlemen doubt new BSE case will hurt exports.


The Canadian Cattleman's Association says it doesn't believe a new case of mad cow disease will hurt foreign exports.

John Masswohl also says it shouldn't interfere with Canada's plan to apply to change its status with the World Organization for Animal Health.

Currently Canada is in the controlled risk category for mad cow disease.

It wants to apply for negligible risk status in 2015 -- but must have no cases for 11 years after the birth year of the youngest animal diagnosed.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the infected cow was discovered in Alberta.

It brings to 18 the number of Canadian cattle diagnosed with the fatal brain disease since 2003.

The agency says no part of the animal's carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems.

The dairy farm where the cow was found is under quarantine as officials test the feed and other animals in the herd for the disease.


Canadian ginseng will get a promotional boost in lucrative Asian markets.

The federal government has announced more than 63 thousand dollars for the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association to promote its ginseng in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan.

It will also look for new markets.

Canadian ginseng exports reached 95.39 million dollars in 2009.


Archer Daniels Midland has licensed the rights to a Vancouver-based company's soy product for making protein fortified beverages.

Burcon Nutra Science has announced it will receive royalty payments on A-D-M's worldwide sales of Clarisoy under a 20-year deal.

Clarisoy is expected to be used in products such as juices, soft drinks and sports drinks.


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