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November 19, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Low glycemic potato expands menu for diabetics
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Feds invests in new tender fruit, grape varieties

The federal government recently announced an investment of $410,545 to the Ontario Tender Fruit Producers’ Marketing Board (OTFPMB) to develop new varieties suited to the province’s soil conditions and climate. >> Read full article

CAHRC researches farm labour shortage, solutions

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is launching a comprehensive Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada’s agricultural workforce from every commodity and region across the country. >> Read full article

Action plan to attract youth to Ontario’s food, beverage industry released

Food and beverage processing businesses, educational institutions and government leaders are supporting development of an action plan to attract young people to careers in the agriculture and food sector, the fastest growing multi-million dollar sector of the province's economy. >> Read full article

Royal MH-30® Xtra label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Royal MH-30® Xtra (maleic hydrazide) for control of sprouting of shallots in Canada. Royal MH-30® was already labeled for use on potatoes, onions and black tobacco in Canada. >> Read full article

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Low glycemic potato expands menu for diabetics

Scientist Benoît Bizimungu and his team at the Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and the Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta have developed a low glycemic potato.

Low glycemic index foods digest slowly, without creating a big spike of sugar and insulin in the body. This helps to achieve sustainable weight loss and improvement in the management of diabetes.

Further trials will tell whether it could open up new menu possibilities for diabetics and others with low glycemic diets.
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 Event Calendar 

Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo

December 9-11, 2014
Location: DeVos Place Conference Center, Grand Rapids, MI >> More Info

Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference

January 20-21, 2015
Location: Four Points By Sheraton, London, ON >> More Info

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Convention

January 27-28, 2015
Location: Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, NS >> More Info

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 29-31, 2015
Location: Trade Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford, BC >> More Info

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

February 18-19, 2015
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON >> More Info