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Bright red lingonberries hanging from a shrub.

Innovative new research in the fight against heart disease
Delicious Canadian crops can pack a big nutritional punch. Grapes and berries contain a nutrient called resveratrol that has been found to have a big impact on heart health.

A colourful bowl of barley and lentil soup

Barley: A top crop from your heart to your gut
An important crop for Canadian farmers is also an important crop for your health.

Joyce Boye

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist named Special Ambassador by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
AAFC’s Dr. Joyce Boye has been named UN FAO Special Ambassador for North America for the International Year of Pulses 2016.

Growing corn in the cold with biodegradable plastic mulch

Growing Corn in the Cold (video)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's research team based in St. John's, Newfoundland, has developed a method using biodegradable mulch to grow corn in colder climates. It is helping to feed dairy cattle on the island and putting fresh cobs of corn into farmers’ markets. View this video to learn more.

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Agro-Ecosystem Productivity and Health
Biodiversity and Bioresource
Cereals and Pulses
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Forages and Beef

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