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The Agriculture Awareness Committee is launching a project it
hopes will teach diners something about Nova Scotia agriculture
as they frequent restaurants across the province.

Some 90,000 educational placemats will be made available to
restaurants over the next week. The placemats, to be distributed
by Nova Scotia dairies, were developed by the awareness committee
with funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The placemats include "did you know" facts and activities about
the diverse field of agriculture that the whole family can enjoy. 
For example, did you know that Nova Scotians eat more
strawberries than anyone else in Canada?

Agriculture and Marketing Minister Guy Brown expressed special
thanks to the dairies and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for
their contribution in making this project possible.


Contact: Ruth Grant
         Agricultural awareness co-ordinator

jlw                       July 11, 1997      12:30 p.m.