Promoting Canadian Oats

From Desiree Nielsen, RD "Building a Plant Centred Pantry: Oats"

In the quest to eat more colourful plants, oats aren’t exactly the first food to come to mind. Don’t let that beige exterior fool you: oats are incredibly nutrient-dense. Whole grain rolled oats are known for phytochemicals called avenanthramides that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-histamine properties. Ever take an oat bath to soothe your skin? That’s why it works.

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From The Western Producer's article "Glyphosate residues threaten oats":

Oats is the crop that received the first U.S. health claim approval.

It’s commonly seen as a miracle food that combines whole-grain, high fibre and heart-healthy characteristics.

It forms the basis of many of the healthiest breakfast foods available, including oatmeal, Cheerios and granola bars.

But recently it’s been hit by multiple claims that glyphosate residues are tainting the foods that it dominates, and it has created a vexing situation for farmers and the oat industry.

“I think we have to be aware,” said Art Enns, the Morris, Man., farmer who is president of Prairie Oat Growers Association.

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From Huffpost - What is Oat Milk? This Dairy Alternative is Having a Mega-Moment

Oat milk mania started to catch on in the U.S. in early 2018. It reached a fever pitch this summer — its ability to produce the perfect dairy-free latte has put it in particularly high demand in coffee shops — and baristas and grocery stores everywhere soon found themselves with an oat milk shortage.

As Oatly and other oat milk manufacturers scramble to soak, drain and package their oat milk as quickly as possible, the questions arise: What exactly is oat milk, why is it so delicious and is it good for us? Let’s take a closer look. 

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From EconoTimes - Cereal killers? General Mills Hit with Cheerios Lawsuit

From the Chicago Tribune - Making sense of food scares: Day care bans Cheerios following report, but doctors urge parents not to panic

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