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Canadian farmers planting more quinoa, kale, hemp and hops as health trends trickle down to farms

Reference: Financial Post

 The healthy lifestyle trend is trickling down to Canadian farms, which have a adjusted their operations in the last five years to harvest more crops such as quinoa and kale.

According to a report released by Statistics Canada on Thursday, the number of acres devoted to quinoa, a high protein grain-like seed that resembles rice, rose to 11,868 from just 312 between the years 2011 and 2016. The number of farms harvesting the seed also soared, from eight to 118....Read More