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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Montreal-based greenhouse AI-maker Motorleaf raises US$2.85 million
  • 16 May 2018

Montreal-based greenhouse AI-maker Motorleaf raises US$2.85 million

Motorleaf, which has developed a technology product that uses hardware and software to predict yields at large commercial greenhouses and helps smaller indoor growers manage their greenhouses, said on Tuesday it has secured a US$2-million investment, adding to the US$850,000 it raised in January.
The

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Winner of $20,000 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition announced at Discovery 2018 Conference
  • 8 May 2018

Winner of $20,000 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition announced at Discovery 2018 Conference

TORONTO, May 1, 2018 - The winner of the annual Social Enterprise Pitch Competition was announced today at Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Discovery 2018 conference.
The competition, held in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), is part of the Social Enterprise Zone (SEZ)

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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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Mirexus Inc. Signs Strategic Partnership with Cargill Beauty
  • 16 May 2018

Mirexus Inc. Signs Strategic Partnership with Cargill Beauty

Guelph, Ontario –  Mirexus Inc., a Canadian biotechnology company, and Cargill Beauty, the personal care platform within Cargill, have agreed to enter into a long term strategic partnership, allowing Cargill Beauty to deliver Mirexus’ innovative, natural bio-active – PhytoSpherix™ – to

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Motorleaf’s $2.85M seed round accelerates AI in greenhouse operations
  • 15 May 2018

Motorleaf’s $2.85M seed round accelerates AI in greenhouse operations

Motorleaf – an artificial intelligence startup focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor operators – announced today it has raised $2.85 million USD to further develop its real-time, agronomic solutions for the fast-growing controlled environment agriculture sector. The

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PlantForm Granted European Patent
  • 2 May 2018

PlantForm Granted European Patent

GUELPH, Ont., Canada, May 2, 2018—PlantForm Corporation has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office – Methods of Improving the Therapeutic Efficacy and Utility of Antibody Fragments – under patent no. 2355849. The patent pertains to technology that improves the

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