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Ag Canada scientist wins writing award

  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research scientist Ernest Small has been named winner of the Lane Anderson Award for Canadian Science Writing in the adult category for his book Top 100 Food Plants:  the World’s Most Important Culinary Crops. The $10,000 award was given out at a ceremony in Toronto on September 21st. Top […] Read more

Potato centre rolls out new spuds

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Potato Research Centre (PRC) in Fredericton is offering 15 new promising potatoes to industry for further testing, AAFC announced Thursday. “Today’s release of these new and promising potatoes is a perfect way to mark the United Nations’ International Year of the Potato,” federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in a government […] Read more

New Canadian pear named “Harovin Sundown”

The votes are in and the winner is Harovin Sundown, the new name for the newest pear developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) scientists in the Niagara region and southwestern Ontario. Niagara area MP Dean Allison officially announced the new name Wednesday at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The government, he said, is […] Read more