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Our Food Has a Story: Agriculture Month

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

With the Ministry of Agriculture’s theme of ‘Our Food Has a Story‘ this October, we wanted to make sure you knew a bit about mustard’s story:

  • There are over 1000 mustard growers in Saskatchewan
  • Mustard plants produce about 1000 pounds of seed per acre
  • Canada accounts for almost two thirds of all global mustard exports
  • Over 700 million pounds of mustard are consumed worldwide each year
  • France’s Louis XI never traveled without his royal pot of mustard, for fear he might be served inferior mustard
  • Pope John XXII was so fond of mustard that he created a new Vatican position, the ‘grand moutardier du pape’ (mustard-maker to the pope), and appointed his nephew to the post
  • In Denmark and India, it’s thought that spreading mustard seed around the exterior of the home will keep out evil spirits
  • The ancient Greek scientist Pythagoras recommended mustard as treatment for a scorpion sting

Now you know!   #OurFoodHasAStory    #AgMonth17     #MyMustard    #SpreadTheMustard


October 1, 2017
October 31, 2017
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