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Canada: Federal agriculture minister calls potato tampering a despicable act

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says food and farm tampering is a despicable and deplorable act and anyone found responsible will feel the full force of the law. Ritz made the comment Friday as a meeting of federal and provincial agriculture ministers wrapped up in Charlottetown. Last month, Prince Edward Island’s potato industry increased the reward it is offering to $500,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for inserting metal objects into potatoes. More