We bet you didn’t know your postage stamps stick to envelopes thanks to wheat, or that corn helps give your shampoo a lemon scent. Beyond your cereal bowl or bread basket, grains such as barley, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat are a key ingredient in many items Canadians use every day. In Ontario alone, we produce six million acres of grains (that’s about 7.8 million football fields!) used to fuel our vehicles, feed our communities and farm animals and much more. Grain Farmers of Ontario, which represents the 28,000 provincial grain farmers, have put together a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know were made with grains. Have a look!
If youâ€™re in Toronto, visit the Grain Farmers of Ontarioâ€™s Growing Connections exhibit at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (November 6-15, 2015).