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Canadian farmer hopes new oats will help poor countries

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Developers say it’s the next step in the evolution of oats.  A Canadian farmer is also hoping his Cavena Nuda oats will be a better option when it comes to providing nourishment to those who need it most.

Scott Sigvaldason says the oats taste like brown rice and they are a better option for impoverished countries needing to grow their own food.

“Using their fresh water resources, grow rice for exporting instead of drinking the fresh water, instead of drinking water out of their rivers that is polluted, often by the run-off of rice patties.

He adds these oats are higher in fiber and protein, as well as a good source of iron and they’re gluten-free too.

“It just grows on its own out in the bald prairies, it’s also much less processing.  We do have a lot of vegetarians actually using it as a meat replacement.”