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VIDEO: Down to earth jewelry made in Manitoba

Provincial soil turned trinkets travel the world

Manitoba Soil Sciences Society members have been using Newdale Clay Loam to make a series of pendants/keychains, bracelets, earrings and rings since Manitoba proclaimed it the provincial soil in 2010. MSSS members Marla Riekman and John Heard explain how the idea originated, how the jewelry is made, and the intent behind the ongoing initiative. All […] Read more



Irradiating ground beef a decade-old hot potato

Staff with Canada’s cattle producer body once thought it would be just a matter of time before Canadian food companies would get the green light to start irradiating ground beef. That was a decade ago, when the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association submitted a petition to Health Canada seeking regulatory approval for use of irradiation as another […] Read more

Marketing campaign to promote Prairie-grown fruits

Customers at Prairie U-picks and fruit stands this summer may spot colourful reminders about why they’re buying those raspberries, strawberries and other locally grown fruits. Manitoba’s Prairie Fruit Growers Association has launched a new branding program in a joint venture with like-minded grower groups in Saskatchewan and Alberta. "It’s the Taste" is the slogan growers […] Read more



“Naked oats” arrive in Campbell’s meal-in-a-can program

Campbell’s Canada’s launch of a new canned meal product containing naked oats is pure vindication for farmer from Manitoba’s Interlake who invested years promoting the variety as an important new crop. The Canadian food company on Feb. 28 announced the launch of Nourish, a 425-gram meal-in-a-can product which, in addition to two servings of vegetables […] Read more