Ever heard the term GMO and wondered what that meant? Saw it online or heard people talking about it at a grocery store but wasn’t really sure what it stood for?
GMO is an abbreviation for a genetically modified organism, which is a crop that has been developed through genetic engineering. This is a precise method of plant breeding that allows a specific trait that is naturally found in one plant to be transferred into another.
In June 2018, FCC (Farm Credit Canada â€“ a Crown agriculture lending
company) said that it had provided emergency funding to 67 families in just two
and a half months, eight of which involved suicides In 2017, FCC provided
funding to a total of 287 families, with only two involving suicides.
Mental health is about more than the circumstances of where we live, or
what we do for a living, and the problem with growing mental health issues in
agriculture in multi-faceted.
This year in particular, Ontario grain farmers faced an onslaught of issues that compiled on top of this complex issue: weather, commodity prices, crop issues, and changing world dynamics were all huge factors that affected this year’s grain outcomes.
“It is interesting 90% of Canadians said [fiber} is the nutrient they wanted to get more of into their diet, but only 65% actually do”.
Michelle Jaelin,Registered Dietitian from The Nutrition Artist.
Michelle Jaelin, Registered DietitianÂ fromÂ NutritionArtist.com visited CTV Kitchener News at Noon to discuss the nutrients for heart health. Among those showcased, fiber was the second nutrient that is important for those wanting to improve their heart health.
Wheat berries are actually the whole wheat kernel that hasn’t been shelled or processed in any way. They’re truly a #wholegrain as you are getting all the essential nutrients and vitamins that are within the wheat.