[Happy, electronic background music.]
[A blue picnic blanket against a green background. Several loose blueberries are falling from the top of the screen. A bowl full of blueberries follows and lands in the middle of the screen.]
Text on screen: Blueberries
Blueberries! You clearly have good taste. In Canada, we adore blueberries. They're great...
[Camera zooms out and several plates of food containing blueberries fall onto the picnic blanket.]
...by the handful in salads, pancakes, desserts, sauces, on meat dishes. For cooks, the sky is the limit.
[Picnic blanket leaves the screen and is replaced by a red cartoon barn with a conveyor belt leading into the main door. There are different containers of blueberries on the conveyor belt. Every second a new container pops up on the belt, moving the existing containers through the front door of the barn.]
That's probably why we are the second largest producer of cultivated blueberries in the world. But there's more.
[Cut to a close-up of a blueberry. Thin lines surround the blueberry giving the impression that the blueberry is being examined.]
In a world where health and nutrition are more and more important, the blueberry has become a superstar because it's rich in antioxidants...
Text on screen: Antioxidants
...low in calories...
Text on screen: Calories
...and, of course, tastes fantastic.
[Camera pans away from the blueberry to focus on a mechanical scale. There is a yellow, cartoon person in the background. One side of the scale is filled with weights. A handful of blueberries falls from the top of the screen to fill the other side of the scale.]
At Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada our researchers are studying what makes blueberries so healthy related to aging, cancer, and managing cholesterol, just to name a few.
Text on screen: Significant health benefits relating to: aging, cancer, managing cholesterol
[Camera zooms out slightly to show more of the scale and the cartoon person in the background.]
We work in the lab...
[Camera quickly pans right to focus on a yellow, cartoon researcher standing beside the conveyor belt examining baskets of blueberries as they pass by.]
...and in the field, helping growers of both wild and cultivated blueberries find new, safer ways to deal with pests, and to use water and nutrients more efficiently.
[Camera quickly pans up to focus on a bowl of blueberries sitting on top of the map of Canada.]
Studying blueberries up-close and personal...
[A yellow, cartoon hand enters the frame and grabs a handful of blueberries and retracts off screen.]
...so we can all benefit from this tasty and healthy little fruit.
[Male narrator speaking with his mouth full.]
It's a tough job...
...but somebody has to do it. Try another food product.
[Happy, electronic background music fades out.]
[Fade to black.]
Text on screen: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Text on screen: © Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, represented by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2011.
[Fade to black.]