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Canada: Potato tampering ‘crisis’ debated in Prince Edward Island legislature

Ongoing cases of Prince Edward Island potatoes being found with metal objects inserted into them became the focus of heated debate in the P.E.I. legislature. In the first question period since the May 4 election, Opposition Leader Steven Myers pressed government on why there was no mention of P.E.I.’s potato tampering cases in yesterday’s speech from the throne. Agriculture Minister Alan McIsaac pointed to $1.4 million in provincial and federal money that has already been committed to Island farmers through the Growing Forward program to help them purchase metal detectors to screen potatoes for safety. More