Tips for getting your kids into the kitchen

As kids settle back into class and families look towards getting back into the routine of healthy meal planning, we know how important it is for everyone in the family to contribute to healthy meals. Are you trying to get your kids more involved in the kitchen? We’ve got three tips and recipes that can help encourage kids to start cooking their own meals and snacks!

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Agriculture and Climate Change

If you’ve been reading the news lately you might have heard a lot of conversations about climate change and what we all can do to reduce our impact. Driving less, unplugging household devices, eliminating single use plastic are all ways we can help reduce our carbon footprints. A lot of sources saying changing our diet can also help.

Is agriculture or the food we eat to blame for climate change? Will changing our eating habits, and ultimately changing Canadian agriculture help the environment?

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Ethanol and Your Engines

Ethanol is a renewable fuel source that is produced mainly though the fermentation of grain corn in Ontario. Ethanol is can be added to gasoline to create be a higher octane fuel. Octane is the measure of a fuel’s ability to resist “knocking” or pining noises when the air/fuel mixture burns too early during combustion in an engine. High octane fuel improves performance as less fuel is burned.  

Ethanol has a higher octane than gasoline which is able to improve the quality of the gas while still being cost effective. Gasoline has always required additives to raise the octane level, and previous additives included were lead and MTBE- both have since been banned for their poor environmental/health effects.

Ethanol is made from grain corn which is a renewable and sustainable fuel that can help reduce greenhouse gases by up to 62%! And, ethanol is produced with grains grown by Ontario’s grain farmers, which is a great end use market for #YourFarmers.

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