Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

Cream Hill Whole Grains Ltd. and Doug Hill Farms Ltd. – Thorndale

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Maria Van Bommel, MPP for Lambton, Kent, Middlesex, and Doug Hill

Maria Van Bommel, MPP for Lambton, Kent, Middlesex, and Doug Hill

This food innovation goes down easily. Pure oats are being grown, milled and cooked on-farm into gluten-free oatmeal product for people with food sensitivities. What’s even more exciting is that the mill can be adapted to produce oat flour, oat bran and other exclusively non-gluten products in the future. This could make a big difference to about three million people in North America alone who have Celiac disease or wheat sensitivity. They typically have to avoid oats since they are commonly cross-contaminated with wheat and other grains during processing. The mill is one of only two plants in Canada that processes pure oats, which are being sold across Canada, the United States and internationally.


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