WINNIPEG, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission's Grain
Research Laboratory has launched an online grain science and technology
newsletter for producers called Harvest Science.
"Harvest Science is a way to communicate with producers and show them how our research
and scientific work contributes to the quality and marketability of
their grain," said Peter Burnett, Director of the Grain Research
The theme for the first issue of Harvest Science is: Quality grain means safe grain. The issue explores the Grain
Research Laboratory's grain safety work in areas such as Fusarium head
blight and shows how its research influenced last year's changes in
grading tolerances for fusarium-damaged kernels. Producers will also
find information on grain safety topics including Ochratoxin A and safe
storage as well as a photo essay showing how they can contribute to
grain safety by sending in grain samples to the Canadian Grain
Commission's Harvest Sample Program.
While primarily focused on communicating with Canadian grain producers, Harvest Science also provides updates to the scientific community on the programs of
the Grain Research Laboratory.
To read the first issue of Harvest Science visit www.grainscanada.gc.ca and sign up to receive notification of future issues through the
Canadian Grain Commission's RSS feeds.
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for
establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its
programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract
specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain
Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights
and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.
SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission
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