'Long overdue': Ontario farmers say lack of reliable broadband Internet is hurting their business
  • 6 September 2018

'Long overdue': Ontario farmers say lack of reliable broadband Internet is hurting their business

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is calling on the federal government to invest in rural Internet Don Miller just wants to pay his bills.
But the Elgin County farmer and business owner says the straightforward task is made complicated by the spotty

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Will Superclusters and Accelerators Transform the Industry?
  • 31 May 2018

Will Superclusters and Accelerators Transform the Industry?

We take a peek at exciting seed projects that could energize the Canadian economy and act as engines of growth.
Supercluster is one of the latest buzzwords beings bandied about in the ag media these days. A cluster, as defined by

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Guelph and area businesses honoured as agri-food innovators
  • 11 December 2017

Guelph and area businesses honoured as agri-food innovators

Several Wellington County food and farm businesses were honoured with awards for innovation last week.
Regional recipients of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, an award that honours those who create new agri-food products, add value to existing products and

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Seed funding helps agrifood companies get off the ground
  • 24 October 2017

Seed funding helps agrifood companies get off the ground

Up to 55 agriculture and food businesses in Southern Ontario are getting a help- ing hand through the Ontario Seed Fund delivered by Bioenterprise, a not-for-profit business accelerator in Guelph.
In the first round of funding in 2016, 16 businesses were

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A boost for companies finding tech solutions for ag. sector
  • 13 July 2017

A boost for companies finding tech solutions for ag. sector

Elmira-based Greentronics Ltd. is one of the ten southwestern Ontario recipients of new seed funding grants, recognized for its agricultural technology.
The grants are provided by Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit business accelerator in the agricultural technology sector. This year, $300,000

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Fresh farmed shrimp soon to be available in Guelph
  • 9 June 2017

Fresh farmed shrimp soon to be available in Guelph

Imagine getting fresh, never frozen shrimp at the Guelph Farmers’ Market. Not possible, you say?
Maybe not yet, but Ranjan Pradhan would tell you not to rule it out for a time in the near future.
Pradhan is the managing director of

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Dog and cat food gets eat-local, back-to-basics diet option
  • 28 March 2017

Dog and cat food gets eat-local, back-to-basics diet option

Health-conscious Canadians know a low glycemic index (GI) diet with fewer processed foods is an effective way to manage weight. Now, a Canadian pet food company is applying those same priorities to pets.
Dan Stevenson, president of Ontario-based Boréal Pet Food,

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Innovation challenge winners bring local tech to B.C. farms
  • 15 March 2017

Innovation challenge winners bring local tech to B.C. farms

Four British Columbia companies have each won $20,000 for developing B.C. tech to help solve a problem identified as part of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and the BC Innovation Council’s Innovation Challenge.
The winning companies are using local tech to

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Recruiting outside of ag schools
  • 29 June 2018

Recruiting outside of ag schools

New-graduate program brings in aggies and non-aggies
A program that linked new graduates, many from non-agriculture programs, with agriculture companies, could provide lessons to the sector in how to recruit new employees. Why it matters: The agriculture industry has a chronic shortage of

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Growing Canada's new field of dreams
  • 12 February 2018

Growing Canada's new field of dreams

Feb. 12, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams.

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Bioenterprise board member makes agricultural hall of fame
  • 30 November 2017

Bioenterprise board member makes agricultural hall of fame

Nov. 30, 2017 - Robynne Anderson, a member of Bioenterprise Corporation’s Board of Directors has been inducted into the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017 Anderson and her fellow inductees, Patty Jones and Jean Szkotnicki were formally inducted into

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Bridging the Concept-to-Commercialization Gap: How Bioenterprise Helps Canada's Agri-Tech Innovators Succeed
  • 14 September 2017

Bridging the Concept-to-Commercialization Gap: How Bioenterprise Helps Canada's Agri-Tech Innovators Succeed

Vive Crop Protection had developed a brilliant technology: tiny nano-engineered “shuttles” that deliver pesticides exactly where they need to go, maximizing their effectiveness while minimizing the environmental impact.But as Vive’s president, Darren Anderson, will tell you, innovation alone doesn’t guarantee

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Fermented foods preserve old-world process to create new, local markets
  • 12 June 2017

Fermented foods preserve old-world process to create new, local markets

Guelph – When Josh Whitehead and Caroline Pilon started selling homemade kimchi at the Guelph Farmers’ Market about 12 years ago, they were simply doing something they loved.
Word spread about their Korean-style fermented sauerkraut and their business quickly grew.
“We stumbled

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Canadian oats inspire new frozen dessert
  • 16 May 2017

Canadian oats inspire new frozen dessert

Ottawa – Candace Tierney came up with the idea for her frozen dessert over a bowl of oatmeal.
She eats it every day, and one morning she started to pay more attention to how creamy and thick the oats were. And

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  • 22 March 2017

BC tech companies win farm innovation challenge

Two B.C. companies that have developed unique biomass solutions for the agriculture industry are among the four winners of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and the BC Innovation Council’s Innovation Challenge.
Vancouver’s Boost Environmental Systems developed an anaerobic digestion pre-treatment technology that results

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Future looks healthy for Kitchener tempeh producer
  • 6 March 2017

Future looks healthy for Kitchener tempeh producer

In the world of soy foods, tofu may have the name recognition but tempeh is hard to top when it comes to nutritional value.
It's got double the protein of tofu and six times the fibre, for starters, says Jason Jurchuk,

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