This major investment, announced by Stéphane Roy, President of Serres Sagami, was required to meet needs of Quebec and Canadian market realities. Stéphane Roy asserts that Quebec is capable of meeting consumers' requirements regarding quality, reliability, accessibility and exemplary environmental values throughout North America. He sees no justification for the presence of Mexican tomatoes on Quebec grocery retailers' shelves at this time of year, and the Quebec government's recent food sovereignty policy is fully explicit and bears out this evidence very well.
About Serres SagamiFor almost 20 years, Serres Sagami has been marketing a number of tomato varieties, under the Sagami brand name, for the Quebec and Canadian markets. In the Spring of 2011, the company added four varieties of organic tomatoes, marketed under the Biologico brand name, to its list of products. The Ste-Sophie greenhouses were, at the same time, equipped with a biomass heating system, which enabled a drop in GHGs of more than 7,500 tons annually. Use of hot water from the ELKEM METAL plant located nearby has made the Saguenay site a model of energy efficiency. Finally, two new additions - the Ste-Marthe acreage and, more recently, the Mirabel site - provide Serres Sagami with almost 9 hectares of land within Quebec.
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