By Adnews Staff
The Foreign Agricultural Service at the United States Embassy in Ottawa has launched a new website promoting food grown in the United States to Canadian consumers. The site, operated by the service's TasteUS food and beverage program, is located at <http://www.tasteus.ca>. It provides information about food products from approximately 40 participating cooperator farms, as well as news articles, nutrition information and recipes. The site is intended to raise awareness among Canadians of these products, and to promote various events through the years. "Our TasteUS website is a great tool for Canadians in helping them understand the agricultural goods imported from the US that are available to them," said Scott Reynolds, Minister-Counselor for Agricultural Affairs at the Foreign Agricultural Service. "We're promoting a 'buy regionally' approach that can bring down grocery costs, especially in the winter months when Canadian produce is scarcer." The Foreign Agricultural Service is part of the United States Department of Agriculture.