“Saying goodbye to rye, wheat, and barley is big business. Gluten-free products line the aisles of most grocery stores, and specialty bakeries are increasingly catering to the grain-restricted diets of a growing number health conscious Canadians.”
“There is more risk than benefit to a gluten-free diet for people — especially children — who haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease or wheat allergy, according to the Journal of Pediatrics.”
Grain Farmers of Ontario invited Special guest Yvette d’Entremont — better known as the SciBabe — to speak at their annual March Classic Conference on March 22, 2016. Her popular website debunks pseudoscience with a humorous bent. Food myths are a common theme she deals with on the site. While she was in Ontario, the SciBabe made appearances on several television and radio shows to bust food myths.
CHCH Morning Live (December 16, 2015): Laura has been sharing these recipes for home-made holiday decorations on TV stations across the province all month. Check her out on CHCH Morning Live here.
Good in Every Grain and the Ontario Hockey League are working together in 2015-2016 to share stories about Ontario’s farms and farmers during OHL games across the province. If you’ve been to an OHL game this year, you’ve seen our videos on the big screen.
As part of our partnership, Good in Every Grain is hosting special giveaway nights at every OHL stadium in Ontario. Starting at the Barrie Molson Centre on December 28th, and throughout the month of January, we’ll be at games with a surprise for all the kids in attendance.
You can find out more about the promotion at www.goodineverygrain.ca/OHL.
Media Tour with Iowa Grain Farmer Chris Soules, Star of The Bachelor
Iowa grain farmer Chris Soules, best known as The Bachelor on season 19 of the popular ABC show, visited Ontario Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, he visited Twenty View Farms in Smithville, where met with farmer Daryl Haanstra and his family; together, they checked out the soybeans and corn, and talked about the similarities between agriculture in Ontario and Soules’ home town of Arlington, Iowa. While on the farm, Soules took part in interviews for Grain Farmers of Ontario, as well as Hello! and ETalk Daily.
On Thursday, Soules had a full day of media appearances: he was on CP24 Breakfast, Breakfast Television Toronto, Global Morning, Newstalk 1010, What She Said on Sirius XM, Global Noon, The Social, and ET Canada. Soules talked about working with Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Good in Every Grain campaign, and he mentioned www.goodineverygrain.ca. Some of the common topics that he discussed was life on the farm, life after The Bachelor, and how farmers work really hard every day to provide safe and sustainable food, do a great job and are extremely humble about what they do.
You can already see some of Soules’ TV appearances online:
The Huffingon Post: “Empirical evidence rarely stops memes from flooding the Internet, filling up environmental blogs and showing up in letters appealing for donations to support causes built around an impending ecological reckoning. Scare stories work.”
In an Ontario Farmer’s Own Words: listen to what a fifth-generation farmer from Ontario has to say about neonicotinoids. Video from www.beesmatter.ca.
On CTV’s theSOCIAL, Yoni Freedhoff explains the truth behind today’s biggest food trends.
Is Gluten Free Healthier? The Truth Behind the Trend
Tom Herrington of CBC’s Marketplace investigated the gluten-free trend. Watch the full episode online at CBC.ca/Marketplace.