as varied as our landscape
From coast to coast, Canadian grain farmers are committed to supplying safe and healthy food worldwide.
Canadian grain farmers know that a safe and ever-growing food supply is key to protecting our food security. With an international reputation for consistency, high quality and reliability, Canadian grains are depended upon the world over. Canada’s grain sector is a major driver of economic growth domestically. As one of the top five global exporters, demand for Canadian grain is only growing.
Grains are broken down into three groups:
Cereals are a staple in every diet and a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals. Canadian cereals are shipped around the world to over 84 countries. Canada is a leading exporter of cereals, with wheat, barley and oats planted on nearly 14 million hectares yearly – equalling almost 46 million tonnes of food.
High in protein and fibre, pulses are not only good for your diet, but they’re good for the planet. As a nitrogen-fixing crop, pulses are a sustainable solution for the cropping system. Canada is one of the largest producers of pulses and is a global leader in pulse exports, with over 80 per cent of pulses grown being shipped worldwide.
Developed in Canada 50 years ago, Canola has become one of the world’s most important oilseeds. Canola and Canada’s oilseeds are the centre of a thriving industry with a global reach. As one of Canada’s most widely grown crops, Canola is a versatile crop you can find in processed foods, biofuels, feed and industrial uses.