Manitoba Canola Growers Association recognizes Dr. Carla Taylor with Canola Award of Excellence

WINNIPEG, MB, February 15, 2017 – The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) has awarded Dr. Carla Taylor with the 2017 Canola Award of Excellence for her contributions to the canola industry. Taylor will be presented with the award on Wednesday, February 15 during the CropConnect Conference evening banquet in Winnipeg.

Taylor was honoured with the recognition.

“I’m thrilled to be recognized along with some of the pioneers of the canola industry who have been acknowledged in the past.” said Taylor. “It’s a privilege to do nutrition research which links agriculture and health and that can impact dietary strategies for preventing and managing chronic diseases.”

Taylor and her collaborator Dr. Peter Zahradka and their team of trainees and staff at the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre have been researching the health benefits of canola oil for more than a decade. Their research with canola oil looks at what can be done from a nutrition standpoint at the early stages of diseases (metabolic syndrome) and to help prevent cardiovascular disease or diabetes from developing further. They have been able to show diet can make a difference.

“Taylor and her team have been investigating how our foods are metabolized and where canola oil fits into our diets for a long time. Their recent work with canola oil shows that diet can make a difference,” said Charles Fossay, President of the MCGA. “The MCGA is pleased to recognize her role in promoting the health benefits of canola oil.”

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About Manitoba Canola Growers Association:
The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) represents approximately 8,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola. MCGA uses the canola check off dollars for “seed money” to grow the future. Every dollar spent is leveraged at the local, national, and international levels, and studies show that every dollar invested by growers results in an impressive return on investment. MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @CanolaGrowers.

Media Contact:
Alison Inglis | Events and Communications Coordinator | Manitoba Canola Growers Association | 204-998-9896

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