EDC invests in Canadian food technology company that reduces waste
  • 20 February 2019

EDC invests in Canadian food technology company that reduces waste

Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s Export Credit Agency based in Ottawa, has announced a $1 million investment into Canadian clean technology company P&P Optica (PPO), a Waterloo, ON-based firm that uses imaging and machine-learning to assess food composition and quality

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Innovation in poultry transport and handling
  • 23 January 2019

Innovation in poultry transport and handling

Researchers drive more humane approaches.
As the Canadian poultry industry continually improves bird welfare, it’s incorporating new research and technologies into transport and handling. 
One of Canada’s processing industry leaders, Maple Lodge Farms, has done a large amount of its own research

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Dairy Quality Detection Tech Wins FoodBytes! Judges’ Choice Award as Food Waste Takes 2 Prizes
  • 19 October 2018

Dairy Quality Detection Tech Wins FoodBytes! Judges’ Choice Award as Food Waste Takes 2 Prizes

SomaDetect, an agriculture technology startup that measures milk quality from every cow at milking, won the FoodBytes! New York Judges’ Choice Award. SomaDetect uses sensors that fit into existing milking equipment to measure the fat and protein content of dairy

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Maximising welfare in poultry transport
  • 15 October 2018

Maximising welfare in poultry transport

A new real-time feedback system for maintaining animal welfare during transport came about during the design and delivery of a Canadian quick reference tool to help producers decide if chickens should be transported. The system, called Transport Genie, will be

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Dairywomen to test-drive in-line milk sensor
  • 28 September 2018

Dairywomen to test-drive in-line milk sensor

Under current review: SomaDetect
Two dairies that will test-drive a new in-line milk sensor say they are looking to replace their current methods of milk testing and pregnancy checks with more timely information.
Natasha Sutherland of Stein Farms in Le Roy, New

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The farmer's market of the future? Northeastern Ontario farmers using internet to sell locally grown food
  • 6 September 2018

The farmer's market of the future? Northeastern Ontario farmers using internet to sell locally grown food

Closure of local store prompts farmers to take innovative steps  
It all started with the closure of Eat Local Sudbury, a co-operative grocery store that operated in the city's downtown core for 10 years.
James Morin, owner of Kipling Ridge Farms in

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Technological innovation critical to ‘fourth revolution’ in farming
  • 11 July 2018

Technological innovation critical to ‘fourth revolution’ in farming

Get ready for the ‘internet of cows.
Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems
AI is now helping

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Quinta Quinoa and PANGEA are partnering to bring new crops to Quebec soils
  • 19 June 2018

Quinta Quinoa and PANGEA are partnering to bring new crops to Quebec soils

GEORGETOWN, ON and L’ASSOMPTION, QC, June 19, 2018 – Katan Kitchens’ award-winning Quinta Quinoa, the first Ontario producers and processors of quinoa, is proud to announce its partnership with PANGEA, an agricultural company in Quebec and Ontario, to test Quinta

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EDC invests in Canadian food technology company that reduces waste and improves quality of food supply
  • 4 February 2019

EDC invests in Canadian food technology company that reduces waste and improves quality of food supply

P&P Optica’s technology assesses food quality, composition and contamination (OTTAWA) – February 4, 2019 Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s Export Credit Agency, is pleased to announce a $1 million investment into Canadian Cleantech company P&P Optica (PPO), an Ontario-based firm that uses

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Hornbeck farm offers online shopping, delivers directly to customers
  • 30 October 2018

Hornbeck farm offers online shopping, delivers directly to customers

VERNON PARISH, La. (CLEDA) - A family-owned farm in rural Vernon Parish has opened an online farm store that allows residents a convenient way to select fresh, locally grown produce and have it delivered to their front doors.
From the Ground

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DFA Makes Investment in SomaDetect, a Dairy Technology Startup that Uses Real-Time Analytics to Improve Milk Quality
  • 18 October 2018

DFA Makes Investment in SomaDetect, a Dairy Technology Startup that Uses Real-Time Analytics to Improve Milk Quality

Companies around the globe are leveraging innovative technologies and artificial intelligence to make more informed decisions and better run their businesses. This week, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by dairy farm families across the U.S., announced

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AbCelex Technologies To Apply Its Single Domain Antibody Platform For The Identification, Validation And Development Of Novel Human Therapeutics
  • 1 October 2018

AbCelex Technologies To Apply Its Single Domain Antibody Platform For The Identification, Validation And Development Of Novel Human Therapeutics

AbCelex’s camelid antibody platform validated in multiple animal studies seeking to develop orally available antibodies for immuno-oncology, autoimmune disease and microbiome applications. For Immediate Release October 1, 2018 Toronto, Canada – AbCelex Technologies (ABX) announced today its intention to begin applying its

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Speeding up microgreens harvest up to 90%
  • 20 September 2018

Speeding up microgreens harvest up to 90%

After being approached by a grower looking for a solution to the seemingly impossible task to harvesting microgreens with a machine, Bob Benner created his automatic harvester. It turned out to be a huge success. “We’ve reduced the time needed

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Waste not, want not: FoodMesh connects produce and baked goods otherwise destined for dump with those who can use it
  • 23 July 2018

Waste not, want not: FoodMesh connects produce and baked goods otherwise destined for dump with those who can use it

 
Nobody likes to waste time, no one wants to waste away, but when it comes to food we waste $31-billion worth of the stuff each year, according to Statistics Canada.
Or, to put it another way as StatsCan does, about 30

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Ripple Farms wins Ontario's Social enterprise of the Year Award presented by Startup Canada
  • 22 June 2018

Ripple Farms wins Ontario's Social enterprise of the Year Award presented by Startup Canada

Sault St. Marie, Ontario – June 20, 2018 – Ripple Farms Inc. received the Startup Canada Social Enterprise of the Year Award in Sault St. Marie presented by the Centre For Social Innovation. As a proud sponsor of the fifth

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The NBIF invests in milk-quality and dairy-data startup SomaDetect
  • 18 June 2018

The NBIF invests in milk-quality and dairy-data startup SomaDetect

FREDERICTON (N.B.) – The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) today announced it has invested $250,000 in SomaDetect, a Fredericton-based agricultural technology startup focused on providing dairy farmers with real-time milk component analytics. “We’re incredibly proud to support SomaDetect, especially given their

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