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Americas: Cargill expands canola research facility in Canada

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Cargill has invested US$3.5 million investment in new equipment and technology at its expanded canola research facility in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan.

Focusing on specialty canola seed breeding, improvements in the facility include a 14,000 sq/ft expansion, expanded pathology lab, new Quality Assurance lab, ventilated seed prep room and light-emitting diode or LED lighting throughout the facility, with ultra violet repelling windows.

“Innovations such as new low saturated high oleic canola oil are driven by our VICTORY yield platform, which is currently best-of-class for Roundup Ready hybrids, in addition to best-of-class Blackleg resistance,” says Mark Christiansen, MD, Cargill global edible oil solutions.

“Saskatchewan continues to be an important province for Cargill to invest in – we have 26% of our Canadian investment in the province, and over the past five years have continued to increase our footprint with over US$300 million in capital investments.”

Cargill employs more than 450 employees in the province of Saskatchewan, with six businesses across 20 locations.