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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The 'Internet of Farming' is disrupting traditional agriculture
  • 17 June 2018

The 'Internet of Farming' is disrupting traditional agriculture

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. Investment in artificial intelligence is growing in Canada. In 2017,

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Agri-Neo Partners with Mayorga Organics
  • 8 June 2018

Agri-Neo Partners with Mayorga Organics

TORONTO, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Food safety technology company Agri-Neo has partnered with Mayorga Organics, an importer of organic foods with a network comprised exclusively of small organic farmers throughout Latin America. The Neo-Pure Food Safety System will be installed at Mayorga's headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. "The Mayorga

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Vancouver-based smart garden startup raises $2.6 million for retail launch
  • 6 June 2018

Vancouver-based smart garden startup raises $2.6 million for retail launch

AVA Technologies announced this week it has raised CAD$2.6 million in its first seed round – led by Vanedge Capital – to help launch its new countertop, soilless, smart gardening system.
The Vancouver-based startup’s AVA Byte appliance is billed as the

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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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P&P Optica’s Smart Imaging System Gets $3 Million Boost
  • 12 June 2018

P&P Optica’s Smart Imaging System Gets $3 Million Boost

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- P&P Optica (PPO) and Fulcrum Global Capital (FGC) have announced their partnership to accelerate the deployment of the PPO Smart Imaging System in the food processing industry. PPO’s patented technology addresses problems

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AVA Technologies Raises $2.2m Seed Funding for Smart Indoor Gardens
  • 8 June 2018

AVA Technologies Raises $2.2m Seed Funding for Smart Indoor Gardens

AVA Technologies, a Canadian startup that’s manufacturing smart indoor gardens for consumers, has raised C$2.6 million ($2 million) in seed funding from  Vancouver-based venture capital firm Vanedge Capital.
AVA’s first product, AVA Byte, uses sensors and artificial intelligence to help consumers

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Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems
  • 24 May 2018

Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems

VANCOUVER—In plant nurseries and greenhouses around B.C., there are workers whose job it is to pick up and place potted plants all day long, causing back injuries and lost time at work that may now be eased with robotic inventions.
In

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