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What is RED Day?
St. Mary’s Red DAY fundraiser is an opportunity to come together as a community to raise awareness of heart disease as a serious health risk and how it can be prevented. According to the Regional Cardiac Centre, heart disease is the leading cause of death among Canadian women. Every year, heart disease claims the lives of roughly 25,000 women. This is more than the five most prevalent cancers combined. Tri-Mach Group is proud to be part of the RED Day community and is thrilled in the increased RED Day investment for the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
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In addition, one in three of them lost about 70 per cent or more of their colonies.
The losses will also affect the vegetable and fruit growers who depend on the bees for pollination, says the statement.
The association explains that beekeepers experience losses after most winters and will split their hives and add new queens to make new colonies. This helps to recover their losses.
When beekeepers experience a loss of more than 20 per cent, they will need to purchase new queens and bees. Losses of more than 50 per cent of a hive can be “catastrophic.” And that means “colonies will be in recovery mode all summer.”
According to the association, one in four beekeepers have said with these kinds of losses they may not be able to continue in beekeeping.
Mississauga, Ont. – Bonduelle Canada Inc. is upgrading its vegetable processing facilities and adding 87 new jobs along the way.
The company announced a $79.8-million project that would include expanding its facilities in Southwestern Ontario in Tecumseh, Ingersoll and Strathroy. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)has contributed $8.5 million to help with the project.
In a statement, OMAFRA says its investment is through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund. The $8.5 million is expected to help Bonduelle “adopt new technology to put new frozen vegetable products and packaging formats on the domestic and export markets, increase productivity, enhance food safety and increase exports,” says the statement.
Bonduelle Canada processes Ontario-grown vegetables in frozen and canned formats for the Canadian and U.S. markets through its three facilities, which produce 250 million pounds of finished produce annually.
If you weren’t sure, just read some recent findings from Kraft Heinz Canada.
In a statement the company says a recent survey it conducted found that Canadians “eat more ketchup per capita than our U.S. neighbours.”
Some other findings include that 87 per cent of us currently have a bottle of the condiment in our refrigerators. And 56 per cent of us say it’s our favourite condiment.
So Kraft Heinz Canada is asking Canadians to use #CanadaLovesKetchup this summer and share “quirky ketchup confessions and hacks.”
Consumers can also pick up a personalized bottle of Heinz Ketchup at a mobile pop-up GIF shop, which is launching on May 12 in Toronto.
The company says the mobile pop-up GIF shop will travel across Canada this summer and give out free personalized glass bottles of Heinz Ketchup. Look for it at the Calgary Stampede, Burlington Music Festival, Taste of the Danforth, The Canadian National Exhibition and Mondial de la Bière, among other Canadian events.
The company is also launching @CanadaLovesKetchup on Instagram.
So is there a country that loves ketchup more than us? Yes, and it’s Finland.
In a statement, the government of Ontario says the new line “will help to create 103 jobs and retain 115 positions and boost competitiveness in London.”
The new production line includes dough preparation, baking toppings, freezing and packaging equipment. The statement adds that it “will be unique in that it will use high-speed press technology to manufacture both the smaller (one to 2 serving size) and the larger (family-size) pizzas.”
The line will almost double the production rate at the plant to 18,000 pizzas per hour from 10,000 pizzas per hour.
The government of Ontario says the “investment will help to incease the amount of Ontario inputs that Dr. Oetker Canada uses to $23.3 million from $9.4 million per year, which will have a significant impact on the agri-food supply chain.”
Dr. Oetker Canada is the Canadian division of the Oetker Group, a multinational food and foodservices corporation.
Copenhagen, Denmark – A study headed by the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark has found several reasons why consumers should include whole grains in their diets.
In an article (“Several reasons why whole grains are healthy,” published on Nov. 2, 2017 by Miriam Meister), the National Food Institute says researchers from various departments looked at consumers who swapped their refined grain products, such as white bread and pasta, for whole grain versions.
The study included 50 adults who were at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
What the researchers found was “that the participants had less inflammation in their bodies when eating whole grains,” especially with rye.
Participants also ate less overall. This is “presumably because whole grain consumption causes satiety. While eating the whole grain diet, participants have generally lost weight.”
The researchers add that what effects whole grains have on gut bacteria composition warrant further study.
Kemptville, Ont. – The federal government has invested $3 million in the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA).
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says in a statement that it sees opportunities in new markets for Canada’s livestock genetics.
In fact, says Lawrence MacAuley, Canada’s minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, “farmers around the world want Canadian breeds of livestock, because they are recognized worldwide for their high quality. This investment will help Canadian livestock genetics exporters access new and emerging markets, like China, leading to greater returns for our farmers and their families and continued growth for the economy.”
The statement explains that the demand is high for Canada’s “superior livestock breeds so [farmers] can raise cows and goats that produce more milk, and sheep that can produce more meat.”
This particular project will focus on exporting dairy, sheep and goat genetics, which says the statement, in 2016 generated exports of more than $150 million – a sum the CLGA is hoping to increase to 200 million.
Michael Hall, executive director of the CLGA, says the investment will benefit all of Canada’s agriculture exporters. “Canada’s world class genetics combined with the training and knowledge transfer made possible by Canada’s AgriMarketing funding is instrumental in improving farming practices around the world,”
Montreal – Saputo Inc. has acquired a U.S.-based specialty cheese company.
Betin Inc., which does business as Montchevre, is based in Belmont, Wis. In a statement, Saputo says the company has 320 employees and had revenues of CDN$150 million for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2017.
Montchevre, which was established in 1988, is the largest goat cheese manufacturer in the U.S. The company supports a network of independent family farms and using French cheese-making techniques makes more than 75 varieties of goat cheese.
The company also produces a full line of organic goat cheese and is the only U.S. manufacturer to produce non-GMO certified goat cheese.
On its website the company says the decision to sell was “difficult and emotional” but adds that “this alliance [with Saputo] will provide a stronger, more secure market for our 500+ milk producers and will help propel Montchevre to new heights.”
In the statement, Saputo says the acquisition “will enable the Cheese Division (USA) of Saputo to broaden its presence in specialty cheese in the U.S.”