New Ontario grown variety of potato lower’s rapid spike in blood sugar.

People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carb intake can now try a new Ontario-grown variety that’s touted to have a lower glycemic response, meaning it doesn’t cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.

While controlling blood sugar is important for those with diabetes or at risk of developing the disease, there’s a health benefit for everyone, says… Continue reading

Growing the Competitiveness of Ontario’s Agri-food Sector

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Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released on Wednesday the report Fertile Ground: Growing the Competitiveness of Ontario’s Agri-food Sector, which presents a series of recommendations designed to address barriers to the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the province.

Source: Chamber releases ‘Fertile Ground’

Quebec plans huge maple syrup increase.

July 8, 2016 – The Quebec marketing board for maple syrup is aiming to increase taps by five million next spring, an increase that will require an investment of about $100 million.
The provincial government has approved plans for the increase.
Quebec appears to be intent on preserving its competitive position in the North American market.
It has been losing market share to others, including… Continue reading

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