Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 29, 2008 11:35 ET

Government of Canada Supports Agricultural Innovation With Three New Greenhouses

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2008) - Canadian scientists will have new tools to deliver world-class agriculture research thanks to an innovative new greenhouse program, Ottawa-Orleans Member of Parliament Royal Galipeau announced today.

"Our Government knows that innovation means opportunity and we are ensuring Canadian farmers have the resources they need to meet consumers' changing needs," said Mr. Galipeau, who attended the opening of the new Integrated Growth Facility on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "The new facility will support the great work being done at the Central Experimental Farm's research centre and will help boost market growth for Canadian farmers."

Located at Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm, the new high-tech facility will include three energy-efficient greenhouses and computer controlled growth chamber spaces that can adjust to a diverse range of environmental conditions. These new additions will allow AAFC scientists at the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre to conduct year-round research in areas such as crop development, plant genetics, food safety and quality, environmental health, and bioproducts and bioprocesses.

Ottawa residents of all ages participated in the public event and learned about the valuable research that goes on both inside the new greenhouses and outside on the thousands of research plots on the Central Experimental Farm.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Meagan Murdoch
    Press Secretary
    613-759-1059