A new exhibit, Canola! Seeds of Innovation, will be opening to the public on July 1st at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of canola as a "Made in Canada" crop, and the interactive exhibit will tell the story of the Canadian plant researchers who created a healthy vegetable oil from rapeseed. After years of research, the scientists developed canola, which is now considered one of Canada's most important crops. Today, canola is a major oilseed crop that is worth $26.7 billion annually to Canada's economy. 

The exhibit will examine the scientific, agricultural, economic and social impact of canola through hands-on discovery, digital games, audio-visual presentations and a live exhibit showcasing the role of bees in canola production.

Click here to read the full press release from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

 

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