[Fun, energetic background music.]
[Green background. A steaming loaf of bread falls from above to land on a cutting board.]
Text on screen: Bread
Great job! You picked a loaf of bread. Bread is as old as time itself and the grains that are in that bread are as Canadian as you can get.
[Loaf of bread dissolves and is replaced by a waving wheat field (zipping noise fades in).]
Key ingredients of this bread have been developed, grown and harvested here in partnership with our farmers and the scientists of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for 125 years.
[The wheat field scene dissolves and is replaced by a stylized red barn with a conveyor belt going through the barn doors. We can see a bowl of grain and bags of grain.]
Together we’ve worked hard to breed crops of wheat...
Text on screen: wheat
Text on screen: barley
Text on screen: oats
...and other grains with better yields, natural disease and pest resistance so farmers can manage crops efficiently.
[Every few seconds the conveyor belt moves towards the barn, allowing more bags and bowls of grain to pop up at the beginning of the conveyor belt.]
[The conveyor belt scene dissolves and is replaced by a red silo (entering from the left) and a red freight train (entering from the right and stopping at centre screen). There is a wheat field in the foreground.]
Text on screen (silo): Marquis: Made in Canada
Text on screen (side of train compartment): Marquis: Product of Canada
[The sound of a train engine is heard off screen.]
Marquis wheat, developed by our scientists way back in the earliest days of the 20th century...
[Wheat is being transferred from the silo to the train compartment.]
[A photograph of a wheat field drops from above and is superimposed over the silo, train and wheat field image]
...really kick started Canada’s prominence as a grain grower. Through seed breeding, scientists look...
[The photograph of a wheat field disappears. The silo, train and wheat field image remains.]
...for genetic traits such as faster ripening and resistance to strong winds.
[The transferring of wheat from the silo to the train stops.]
[The sound of a train engine and whistle is heard off screen. The train exits the screen to the right.]
They say this hard, red, spring wheat did as much as the railroad to open up the Canadian prairies for settlers eager to farm the land.
[A red barn with a wheat plants in the foreground is superimposed on a map of Canada. The wheat plants are distributed across the prairies (on a green background). More wheat plants pop up across the prairies.]
[The barn scene dissolves and is replaced by a stalk of oats and tweezers (on white background).]
So, what’s cooking in our research labs? We’re developing varieties of oats...
[The tweezers pick an oat seed off the stalk and releases it. The seed seems to float in midair.]
...that can help people manage blood sugar levels...
Text on screen: manage blood sugar (pointing at the seed)
...and lower their cholesterol naturally.
Text on screen: lower cholesterol (pointing at seed)
[The seed disappears and is replaced by a red barn and silo on the left, a wheat field to the right of the barn and an animation of a man standing in the middle of the wheat field hold two stalks of wheat.]
Outside the lab we’re right in the field. Our scientists are helping farmers find better ways...
[The frame moves to the right. Another man appears in the middle of the wheat field. He is collecting samples in a test tube.]
...to prepare the soil...
[A shovel appears in the background with a wheat field the foreground.]
...grow the grain crops...
[A watering can (with water pouring out) appears in the background with a wheat field the foreground.]
...and get them to market so that your bakery can get that loaf of bread ready for you.
[Bags of grain appear in the background. A deliver van with Market Fresh Bakery on its side panel and a giant loaf of bread on its roof appears on the right. The bags of grain are thrown into the back of the delivery van. The sound of a car horn is heard off screen. The van drives off the screen to the right.]
Our research is important.
[The van scene dissolves and is replaced by a steaming loaf of bread falling from above to land onto a cutting board.]
No matter how you slice it.
[A slice of bread falls of the steaming loaf of bread.]
Pick something else.
[Fun, energetic background music fades out.]
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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.
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