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Samantha Klaver, 52 Weeks of #YOURFARMERS

By Good in Every Grain on 2/21/2017
During the busy times of the planting, growing and harvesting season, we work together to get everything done.

All of Samantha's grandparents immigrated to Canada from Holland. Her family farm was purchased late in the 1970's. Today, the Klaver family grows corn, soybeans, and wheat.

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Gluten: what does the science say?

By Good in Every Grain on 2/15/2017

Written by RD Cara Rosenbloom for Good in Every Grain.

What is gluten?

Gluten is a type of protein that’s found in wheat, rye, barley and foods made from these grains. It gives elasticity to baked goods, and provides that chewy texture. Gluten in made of two smaller proteins, called gliadin and glutenin. Gliadins and glutenins are the two main components of the gluten fraction in wheat.

Kurtis Schill, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

By Good in Every Grain on 2/14/2017
We have 3 generations of educated, passionate farmers working together: my grandpa, my dad, and myself. We're committed to providing safe, quality food for the world.

Kurtis' family has been farming since 1852, and today three generations are farming together: his grandfather, his father, and Kurtis. The family farm grows corn, oats, soybeans, wheat, canola, and edible beans.

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Tanya Legault, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

By Good in Every Grain on 2/7/2017
"Farmers are constantly trying the best we can to improve our practices, especially in terms of environmental sustainability."

Tanya is the 5th generation on her family farm, which has been in operation for a 117 years. Her parents took over the farm in 1987, and Tanya has plans to run the farm in the future. Her family farms in Moose Creek, growing corn, soybeans, wheat, and edible beans.

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High fructose corn syrup in detail: what does the science say?

By Good in Every Grain on 2/6/2017

Written by RD Cara Rosenbloom for Good in Every Grain.

What is high-fructose corn syrup?

High-fructose corn syrup, also called HCFS or glucose-fructose, is a corn-derived liquid sweetener that is chemically similar to table sugar. It was first introduced to the food and beverage industry in the 1970s. HFCS immediately became an attractive alternative to sucrose because it is stable in acidic foods and beverages, and it is not granular in form, so it’s easier to add to liquid foods (such as pop). It is not meaningfully different in composition or metabolism from other fructose-glucose sweeteners, such as sucrose, honey, and fruit juice concentrates. Both HFCS and table sugar are made of glucose and fructose, and deliver 4 kcal/g.

Matt Hollinger, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

By Good in Every Grain on 1/31/2017

Matt grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and edible beans with his family just outside of Little Britain, Ontario. Matt studied agriculture at the University of Guelph’s Kemptville campus. After he graduated in 2005, Matt went home to become a seventh generation farmer, operating Hollinger Farms Limited along with his father David. Together, they provide planting, harvesting, and trucking service to other farmers, Matt also operates Victoria County Grains, where they purchase, dry, and store corn, soybeans, and wheat. Matt and his wife Erin have three very energetic kids, Jake (4), Beau (2), and Cece (1).

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Soy foods in detail: what does the science say?

By Good in Every Grain on 1/30/2017

Written by RD Cara Rosenbloom for Good in Every Grain.

Does soy affect thyroid hormones?

High-level studies (a review plus two randomized controlled trials) have found that isoflavones from soy do not appear to have adverse effects on the thyroid in people with normal thyroid functioning. 

People with low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) need to be assessed by a doctor, since soy foods may slightly increase the amount of thyroid medication. To date, only animal studies and case studies have looked at answering this question. More research is needed to evaluate the potential impact of soy foods and supplements on individuals with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Take a virtual tool of an Ontario grain farm!

By Good in Every Grain on 1/27/2017

We've been working hard to show you what life is like on an Ontario grain farm, and our friends at Farm & Food Care have built a great resource for that: their virtual tour of a grain farm.

Click the link below to visit Sharon and Valerie's farm!

Virtual Farm Tours