Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Calls to Broaden Flax Market

By Fadi Didi

President of Flax Council wants more engagement with companies involved in the industrial market.

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The president of the Flax Council of Canada says there is a need to become more engaged with companies involved in the industrial market.

Don Kerr made the comment at a recent Canadian Global Crops Symposium.

He also talked about the need to broaden export markets for flax -- and make the feed market a priority.


A Holstein cow from Bruce County was named Honourable Mention Grand Champion out of 120 animals at the Spring Discovery Show.

St. Jacob Goldwyn Hazel won the 5 year old class.

The animal is owned by Hodglynn Holsteins as well as Little Star Holsteins of Watford and Elite Street Genetics of Ireland.


There is a recall for Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Sweet Peas.

It's due to possible Listeria contamination.

The product is sold in 2 and a half kilogram packages at Costco stores.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall was triggered by a recall of the product in the United States.


Bugs are a diet staple in many parts of the world, but most Canadians probably squirm at the thought of munching on insects.

But the Goldin brothers think it's time for people in this country to get over their squeamishness and eat the nutrient-rich creatures.

The brothers raise crickets and mealworms for human consumption on their farm near Norwood.

Jarrod Goldin says eating insects enhances your life, enhances your wellness and helps you live longer because it's a nutritious alternative to other proteins like chicken, pork, beef and even fish.

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