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The Ottawa-based Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Ontario Farm Animal Council have constructed a new website at <> to provide information to consumers about dairy production. The site offers virtual tours of two Canadian dairy farms. Visitors can move from one area of the farm to another, viewing photographs and reading about farm management. The site also includes videos of dairy farmers describing their daily activities. “The majority of Canadians have never had the opportunity to visit a dairy farm,” said Jacques Laforge, Dairy Farmers of Canada president. “This is an innovative and modern way to bring the farm to the consumer. The website gives visitors a realistic and up close view at what happens on a dairy farm and addresses various consumer concerns such as animal care, environmental practices and food safety.” The Ontario Farm Animal Council launched a similar website in February at <>. That site offers tours of 13 farms of various kinds.

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