Coast Protein's Bars are Worth Chirping About
  • 22 June 2018

Coast Protein's Bars are Worth Chirping About

Bug-based protein bars worth chirping about.
The ingredients list for Coast Protein’s popular cranberry energy bar starts off innocently enough. Cranberries. Pumpkin seeds. Sunflower seeds. Tapioca. But it’s item number five on the label that’s turning the most heads: crickets.
And why

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Global recognition for Bioenterprise as Canadian agri-technology leader
  • 14 June 2018

Global recognition for Bioenterprise as Canadian agri-technology leader

Bioenterprise continues to solidify its reputation as the go-to organization in the Canadian agri- technology landscape.
The organization most recently hosted a delegation from a regional economic development agency in the Netherlands, and earlier this spring, participated in a mission to

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#MadeInOntario yeasts have what it takes for craft brew excellence and performance
  • 29 May 2018

#MadeInOntario yeasts have what it takes for craft brew excellence and performance

Ontario yeast strains produced by Guelph-based Escarpment Laboratories brewed up a host of awards at the Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference May 24-26 in Halifax.
Brewers can now use these Ontario-grown yeast strains with the confidence they’ll perform consistently over 12

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Commissary Connect Gives Culinary Innovators an Edge
  • 25 May 2018

Commissary Connect Gives Culinary Innovators an Edge

More than just a rented kitchen!
Sarb Mund is an accountant by training, but this CPA loves food as much as he loves numbers. So when Vancouver issued its first food cart licences in 2011, he jumped at the opportunity to

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Bioenterprise Corporation Forms Collaborative Partnership with Genome Alberta
  • 7 May 2018

Bioenterprise Corporation Forms Collaborative Partnership with Genome Alberta

Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator has signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Genome Alberta, a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships.
Genomics plays a significant role in the

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SomaDetect Measures More in Milk - Instantly
  • 23 April 2018

SomaDetect Measures More in Milk - Instantly

Bringing high-tech sensors into the dairy barn.
After Bethany Deshpande wrapped up her pitch at 43North’s startup competition last October, she was taken aback by the audience’s reaction. “I thought I was being booed,” the SomaDetect founder recalls.
It turns out the

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Local Line Creates Big Results for Small Food Producers
  • 29 March 2018

Local Line Creates Big Results for Small Food Producers

Local Line provides big-impact business tools for small-scale food producers
If you’re a farmer, baker, butcher or any other kind of small-scale food producer, Cole Jones understands the challenges you face. Making your product is a full-time job, but you still

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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Giving Food a Second Chance
  • 29 January 2018

Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Giving Food a Second Chance

FoodMesh’s matchmaking service keeps surplus food out of landfills
When Jessica Pautsch got a call about half a million mislabelled granola bars about to be composted, the CEO and co-founder of MeshExchange sprung into action. Pautsch convinced the company to donate

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Henry's Tempeh Embraces the Soy Super Food
  • 22 June 2018

Henry's Tempeh Embraces the Soy Super Food

Paul Sauder fell in love with tempeh during a three-year stint on the island of Java. The fermented soybean product may be relatively unknown here, but it’s a staple across Indonesia. Now the president of Henry’s Tempeh in Kitchener, Ontario

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Ontario company delivers ice cream bliss – without the guilt
  • 12 June 2018

Ontario company delivers ice cream bliss – without the guilt

If you love ice cream, but can’t handle the lactose – and don’t want the sugar high – your rich and creamy summer treat has arrived. Candace Tierney, founder and CEO of Oat & Mill, has made her oat-based non-dairy frozen

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Golden Leaf Awards
  • 29 May 2018

Golden Leaf Awards

Launched in 2001, the Gold Leaf awards are given annually to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada. The Awards’ importance to the recipients and the industry more broadly has grown

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Sedna Technologies Tracks Seafood Quality
  • 25 May 2018

Sedna Technologies Tracks Seafood Quality

Follow that lobster! Sedna Technologies’ tracking system ensures quality across the seafood supply chain.
Today, more Asian and European diners than ever are sitting down to Canadian lobster. But just how good is the quality of that crustacean after a journey

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Boost IMPACTS Manure Waste
  • 23 April 2018

Boost IMPACTS Manure Waste

Making an IMPACT on manure and wastewater management.
As President of Vancouver’s Boost Environmental Systems, Dr. Sergey Lobanov sees manure and sewage differently than most people. “It shouldn’t be considered as waste,” he argues. “It’s a significant resource.”
Boost’s novel waste processing

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Cultivating Talent for Ag-tech Innovation
  • 19 April 2018

Cultivating Talent for Ag-tech Innovation

A career in agri-technology was not on Kristen Celotto’s radar when she graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in 2015. That changed when she applied to the Bioenterprise New Graduate Employment & Mentorship Program in

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Deebee's Frozen Treats Pop
  • 16 February 2018

Deebee's Frozen Treats Pop

DeeBee’s Organics introduces all-natural popsicles and freezies.
Great ideas can come from unexpected places. Just ask Dionne Baker. A year after her ten-year-old daughter suggested they turn their rooibos tea into frozen treats, Baker was on her way to the 2013

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  • 15 January 2018

Industry Members of the Industrial Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable Release National Report Identifying Priorities to Position Canada as Global Leader in Value- Added Bioproducts

Sarnia, Ontario – Agricultural innovation and diversification are critical steps to ensure Canadian farmers and Canadian families continue to grow and strengthen for the future. The Government is supporting innovation and diversification in key growth industries, including our agriculture and agri-food

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