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22 B.C. Ag & Food Companies Pitched to a Sold Out Angel Investor Meeting


VANTEC Angel Network’s Sold Out Meeting Signals Investor Appetite for Agri-Tech Sector
Vancouver, B.C. – Twenty-two agri-tech and food businesses from across British Columbia

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Growing Canada's new field of dreams


We are building agri-technology and the world is coming

Feb. 12, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days
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Oilseed Innovation Partners helps food business expand production and market share


Guelph ON, 1 February 2018: A Waterloo Region local food business is growing its markets and developing new business opportunities thanks to the support of
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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

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24 Southern Ontario Companies Awarded Funding for Innovation


Third-round seed funding recipients to receive financial support and mentorship
For immediate release
Guelph ON, January 24, 2018 – Twenty-four southern Ontario companies have received

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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 – January 15, 2018 – Agricultural innovation and diversification are critical steps to ensure Canadian farmers and Canadian families continue to grow and
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SkySquirrel in $3M Raise and Merger


SkySquirrel Technologies, the Bedford, N.S. company that uses aerial imaging to improve vineyard productivity, has raised $3 million and merged with its Northern
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Variety is the spice of life


Cambridge, Ontario – Blendtek, an innovative local food ingredient company, is expanding the public palate by making novel and otherwise unique ingredients more
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Bioenterprise Corporation Receives 2017 Premiers Award


Guelph, ON – Bioenterprise Corporation was awarded a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in a ceremony held

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13 Southern Ontario Agri-Tech Firms Receive Grants to Commercialize Innovative Research


Grants Awarded to Accelerate Industry Adoption of Solutions to Problems in Agriculture and Agri-Food Sectors

Guelph, ON (December 12, 2017) - Bioenterprise Corporation

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PlantForm research partnership receives GlycoNet grant


GUELPH, Ont., Dec. 13, 2017—A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation and scientists at Ryerson University and the University of Victoria has been awarded a GlycoNet Collaborative
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Bioenterprise Corporation Teams Up with Ag-Bio Centre to Help Quebec Agricultural Entrepreneurs Succeed


Guelph, ON (December 12, 2017) - Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
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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
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Bioenterprise Partners with Perennia to Assist Agri-Tech, Food & Aquaculture Entrepreneurs


Halifax, NS – Bioenterprise Corporation, a national non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Perennia
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Bioenterprise Celebrates Expert Network Achievements of Robynne Anderson and Dr. Thierry Chopin


Robynne Anderson, a member of Bioenterprise Corporation’s Board of Directors has been inducted into the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017. 
Ms. Anderson and
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A new solution to cleaning wastewater on shrimp farms


Guelph – Ontario shrimp farmers could soon be going green – with algae. New research is using algae to naturally clean recirculating saltwater on shrimp
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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
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Aqualitis Set To Raise, Then Launch


Aqualitas, the Liverpool cannabis producer, is set to close a $6.5-million funding round with private investors next month, with the hopes of getting
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Guelph nanotechnology company receives over $1M investment from federal government


A Guelph nanotechnology company looking to expand its footprint in the cosmetics industry has received a $1-million-plus investment from the federal government to help make
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Federal programs set for Growing Forward sequel


Market development, product development and overall sector development are among the priorities in the federal government’s five-year funding plan for the ag sector.
Agriculture Minister Lawrence
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Guelph company making cosmetic ingredient from corn receives federal funding


A Guelph-based start-up company that has patented a process for isolating glycogen from sweet corn for cosmetic products is receiving $1 million in
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Entrepreneurs, start-up companies at the heart of new food and beverage business ideas, innovation and investment in Ontario


Guelph, ON – Earlier this year, Food and Beverage Ontario – the food and beverage processing sector’s leadership organization – launched a unique, Ontario-based business
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Communicating the human health benefits of soy protein


A Health Canada-approved health claim linking the consumption of protein-rich soy food to lowering cholesterol levels is central to new marketing opportunities for soy food
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DNA doesnt lie: new technology authenticates food ingredients


Guelph – Now that scientists can barcode and catalogue the unique DNA sequence of any living being, they’re putting the technology to the test to
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PlantForm, University of Calgary research collaboration awarded NSERC Engage Grant


GUELPH, Ont., Nov. 6, 2017—A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation and a University of Calgary scientist has been awarded an Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences
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Bioenterprise Corporation Receives BIOTECanadas Ecosystem Builder Gold Leaf Award


OTTAWA, ON – Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator is the recipient of BIOTECanada’s Gold Leaf Award for Ecosystem Builder for its demonstrated
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Bioenterprise B.C. hosts Vancouvers First Agri-Tech Pitch Night


Agri-tech and agri-food companies from across the Lower Mainland came together on October 18th for Vancouver’s first Agri-tech Pitch Night! In collaboration with 
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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
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Entrepreneur studies gluten-free oats production


Ontario entrepreneur Jamie Draves is no stranger to building a grain production and processing infrastructure system since he is successfully doing it with quinoa.
Now Draves,
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Soy 20/20 expands mandate to become Oilseed Innovation Partners


For immediate release
Guelph, ON, 19 October 2017- Soybean innovation organization Soy 20/20 will now be known as Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP). The name
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Toronto entrepreneur brings vertical farms to Windsor


The future of indoor farming is held together with zip ties, powered by extension cords and aerated by bathroom exhaust fans.
Toronto area entrepreneur Zale Tabakman
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Ontario yeast bank brews up competition for U.S. giants


When Ontario brewers need yeast to whip up a batch of Bavarian wheat beer, English pale ale, or tart Flemish-style red, most of them tend
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University of Guelph Students to Develop Innovative Food Concepts with Industry Leading Mentors


Guelph, ON, October 16, 2017 – As part of an annual and much anticipated capstone project, students from the University of Guelph presented their original
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Southern Ontario Businesses Celebrate Success after Seed Funding


Innovation Showcase Highlights the Impact of Seed Funding Program by Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph

GUELPH, October 12, 2017 – Fifteen small businesses

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The mobile app can record and analyze data movement between farm properties


An animal health company from Guelph, Ont. is using mobile data technology to help prevent and livestock disease outbreaks before they happen.
Be Seen Be Safe
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Canadian dairy tech company wins $1M to locate in Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Canadian startup company whose invention lets dairy farmers check the quality of milk from individual cows is getting $1 million to
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Invention to detect illness in dairy cows wins $1 million 43North prize


The first thing Bethany Deshpande did after her company - Canadian dairy processing product maker SomaDetect - won the $1 million grand prize in the
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PlantForm named 2017 DefenseTechConnect Innovation Award winner


GUELPH, Ont., Canada and Tampa, Florida, USA —  PlantForm Corporation has been named a 2017 DefenseTechConnect Innovation Award winner at the Defense Innovation Summit (DITAC) in
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Halifax, NS (September 27, 2017) - Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum
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Blendtek Partners with ADDCON to Bring High Quality Baking Ingredients to North American Market


CambridgeBlendtek Ingredients Inc., a premier innovative food ingredients and solutions company, has
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Local food company feeds raw food niche with fibre-rich wrap


St Catherines – Joanne Van Liefland never pegged herself an entrepreneur. But that was before she brought some of her homemade, vegetable-based wraps to a
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Bridge2Food Announces 2017 Protein Award Finalists


The finalists have been announced for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017 which celebrate those

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SomaDetect Making Waves in the US


SomaDetect, the Fredericton company that helps dairy farmers detect early signs of disease in their cattle, is becoming the most precocious of startups.
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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
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Compaction Action Day Highlights


Did you miss the Compaction Action Day put on
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Two Firms Share $100,000 at Fierce Founders Pitch Competition


You might call it urban meets rural. A pair of companies, one aiming to help city dwellers furnish their spaces and another that helps farmers
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GreenSpace Brands Announces Agreement to Acquire The Cold Press Corp. (CEDAR)


Toronto, ON, August 17, 2017 -  GreenSpace Brands Inc. ("GreenSpace" or the "Company") (TSXV: JTR) is pleased to announce that it has signed a

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Premium gluten-free oat certification to expand production to Northern Ontario


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Rockwood, ON, August 15, 2017 – Katan Kitchens is excited to announce that it has successfully received funding through the federal-provincial-territorial Growing Forward
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Google Earth for vineyards helps growers keep crops healthy: The New Farm


Fine wine starts with great grapes … and, it turns out, emerging technology.

In Canada, at the vineyard level, greatness requires attention to the

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National food and beverage research call for proposals issued


For immediate release
Winnipeg, MB, August 14, 2017 -  The Canadian Food Innovators’ (CFI) call for research and innovation proposals to access five-year Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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Vive Crop Protection announces biopesticide partnership with SDTC


Vive Crop Protection recently announced a new partnership with four biopesticide manufacturers to develop new and improved biopesticides, supported by Sustainable Development Technology
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Blendtek Secures Exclusive Partnership to Supply Fitoplancton Marino's New TetraSOD and EasyalgaePlankton-Extract


Cambridge, ON, August 9, 2017Blendtek Ingredients Inc., a premier innovative ingredients and solutions company, has partnered with 

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Chinese policymakers visit Bioenterprise to build linkages with Canada’s agri-food industry


For immediate release
Guelph ON, July 31, 2017 – A delegation of 19 agricultural policymakers from northeast China met with Bioenterprise recently as part of a
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'Functional food' distributor pioneers industry in Waterloo region


For Steve Zinger and Rob Bianchin, the name Blendtek Fine Ingredients captures the essence of what the business does and how it operates.
Zinger, 32, a
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Microwave-based system takes stink out of manure management


A spin-off company from the University of British Columbia is promising to make a crap job a good deal easier and cleaner, with

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Entrepreneuers seed company finds fertile market


A Vancouver businessman is reaping rewards from a new seed rich in omega-3 fatty acid that is taking the market by storm.
CEO Jack Grushcow’s Smart
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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
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Waterloo company prototypes light-based food inspection technology at Burlington-area food processor


Waterloo – Good lighting can do more than illuminate your salad. It can actually tell you the quality of those soon-to-be ingested leafy greens.
With the
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Innovation a key ingredient to success for Cambridge firm


CAMBRIDGE — By 2050, the United Nations estimates the world will be home to 9.8 billion people, about 2.2 billion more than today.
It's a prediction
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South Shore marijuana plant doubles presence


Aqualitas expands, looks to hire more employees
Underpinned by an innovative-looking — and possibly unique — approach to indoor cannabis cultivation, South Shore startup

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Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. raises $12 million to finance factory, fund business development, and deepen R&D


Guelph, ON – June 29, 2017 Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. (Mirexus) is excited to announce that it has closed an investment round of $12 million.  Mirexus is
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Food and beverage businesses in Ontario commit to sustainable manufacturing


Provision Coalition collaborates with Loblaw Companies Limited to pilot new sustainability program for food and beverage manufacturers
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - On June 28th,

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Shrimp Canada wins Town of Mintos PitchIt! business plan competition


TOWN OF MINTO — This year’s PitchIt! Minto competition was the closest one yet.
Belinda Wick-Graham, business and economic manager for the Town of Minto, told
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Construction to start on new facility for biopharmaceutical innovation and pilot manufacturing in Brazil


Funding from Finep supports pilot production facility for key biosimilar and biobetter biological drugs for the Brazilian market
GUELPH, Ont., Canada and RIO DE

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Vive Crop Protection Announces Appointment of Darren Anderson as President


Vive Crop Protection Announces Appointment of Darren Anderson as President
Toronto-  Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Darren

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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
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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
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Bioenterprise and Canadian agri-tech companies participated in a trade mission to Japan
Guelph, ON - Canada's Agri-Tech trade mission has returned from Japan, where some

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Vive Crop Protection and SipcamRotam Announce Partnership


Vive Crop Protection and SipcamRotam recently announced a partnership to bring to market new products containing Vive’s Allosperse Delivery System(™) for the turf, ornamental, and
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Quinta Quinoa was selected as the International Startup of the Year during the VitaFoods Europe Conference.


Canada’s Quinta Quinoa wins International Startup of the Year 
For Immediate release
Rockwood, ON, May 30, 2017 — Shortly after being selected as one

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Blendtek Awarded Funding Grant from Bioenterprise Corporation to Fuel Company Growth and Innovation


Cambridge-based Blendtek selected along with nine other southwestern Ontario businesses for innovative grant program aimed at supporting early-stage, high potential Ontario businesses
Cambridge, ON,

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Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line partner to increase access to Ontario local food


Kitchener, ON – May 29, 2017 – Flanagan Foodservice and local food e-commerce platform Local Line have partnered to create a local food program that
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Local businesses awarded seed funding


Niagara, Halton and Norfolk area companies receive support, mentorship to grow their businesses
For immediate release
Guelph ON, May 24, 2017 – Eight businesses in

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Ottawa-area businesses among seed funding recipients


Two local companies receive support and mentorship to grow their businesses
For immediate release
Guelph ON, May 24, 2017 – Two Ottawa area companies will

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Second round of Ontario seed funding recipients announced


Support and mentorship will help 31 local companies grow their businesses
For immediate release
Guelph ON, May 24, 2017 – An additional 31 Ontario companies

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Seed funding grants awarded to innovative Toronto area companies


Eleven GTA businesses receive financial support, mentoring 
For immediate release
Guelph ON, May 24, 2017 – Eleven companies in Toronto and one in Barrie are

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Ten southwestern Ontario companies awarded seed funding grants


London, Wellington and Waterloo area enterprises receive financial support, mentoring 
For immediate release
Guelph ON, May 24, 2017 – Ten southwestern Ontario businesses will benefit

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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
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How Toronto can worm its way out of food waste


Jocelyn Molyneux wants Ontarians to stop dumping their organic waste in landfills – and she has a quarter million (and counting) ways to do it.
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Algae Dynamics Corp Announces Joint Venture With Ara - Avanti Rx Analytics Inc.


Algae Dynamics Corp Announces Joint Venture With Ara - Avanti Rx Analytics Inc. To Formulate, Manufacture And Sell Products Utilizing Algae, Hemp & Cannabis Oils
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Bioenterprise hosts Dutch food technology business leaders


Guelph agri-tech hub a frequent host for international delegations
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Guelph ON, April 19, 2017 – A delegation of Dutch food technology business leaders

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Innovate UK visits Bioenterprise to learn about Canadian agri-tech commercialization


Mission by British innovation agency seeks agri-food sector collaboration opportunities
For immediate release
Guelph ON, April 10, 2017 – Representatives of the British innovation agency

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Norton Rose Fulbright global antitrust and competition team named world's top law firm for knowledge resources


Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been ranked first for antitrust client alerts in a survey by leading competition review Concurrences at the Antitrust
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BC’s agrifood and seafood sectors set export record


Victoria, BC – Last year turned into a banner year for BC’s agrifood and seafood sectors and their exports.
The sectors exported more products than ever
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Katan Kitchens Announced as Finalists for Upcoming Awards


We are very proud to announce that Katan Kitchens has been selected as one of 3 finalists out of hundreds of applicants for the Start-Up
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U of G Gets Largest-Ever Gift, $20 Million to Lead Agri-Food Revolution


The University of Guelph has received its single largest-ever gift, a $20-million donation from the Arrell Family Foundation to transform the global food economy and
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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
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Agrifood a pillar in federal budget’s ‘innovation’ plan


The federal government’s latest budget puts up Canada’s agrifood sector as one of six “key areas” to benefit from a new national “Innovation and Skills
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Maritimes Workshop to Feature Expert Presentations and Activities
Charlottetown, PE (March 23th, 2017) – The Transforming

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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
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Fuelling innovation: Ethanol producer uses technology to augment business


Producing greener fuels makes good environmental sense, but for Aylmer, Ontario’s IGPC Ethanol Inc., sustainability also means business diversity.
The company – which has been making
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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
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Seed fund investment helps gourmet food processor double sales in only one year


A local food success story
Seed fund investment helps gourmet food processor double sales in only one year
Guelph, Ontario-based Rootham Gourmet Preserves has
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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
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Vive building deep pipeline of products to expand crop protection possibilities


It has been a good year for Vive Crop Protection. The 2016 field results are very positive, there is a new facility in the works
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Comet Biorefining Completes Equity Financing


Comet, an industry leader in the production of high-purity cellulosic dextrose, today announced the completion of a round of equity financing led by new investor
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Help for food and beverage entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses


Ontario food and beverage businesses looking to scale up have a chance to learn how at the Food and Beverage Convention Niagara 2017. The March
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Quinta Quinoa – Recipient of OFFMA 2017 Food Innovation Award


Quinta Quinoa has proudly accepted the 2017 Food Innovation Award from the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA). The award was accepted at the 2017
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dicentra Advises Jamieson Laboratories on its Acquisition of Body Plus


Toronto, Ontario – February 13, 2017 – dicentra, a consulting firm that addresses all safety, quality and compliance matters for the health science and food
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Going O-Naturel


Local company enhances naturally-occurring microbes to aid greenhouse growers

Toronto – Healthy growing conditions are critical to the success of any crop, and chemicals designed to
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Meeting the growing demand for tempeh – locally


Kitchener – A local food company is expanding to meet growing demand for tempeh, a gut health-friendly soy food popular in healthy cuisine.
Henry’s Tempeh has
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dicentra Now Offers Gluten-Free Facility Certification


Over 100 million North Americans are currently buying gluten-free products. By participating in the Gluten-Free Certification Program, companies can benefit from the gluten-free market and
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Unlocking the power of biopesticides


Terramera offers a better way to beat crop pests — and bed bugs too! 
Terramera president Karn Manhas has never believed that feeding the
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Farmers Edge Partners with Great Plains Precision Ag, Inc.


Farmers Edge Partners with Great Plains Precision Ag, Inc. to Empower More U.S. Growers with Comprehensive Precision Data
SHAKOPEE, Manitoba and ALBERT, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Farmers
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University of New Mexico researcher partners with PlantForm on Filoviridae glycoprotein project


Contract will evaluate expression of nine unique glycoproteins in PlantForm’svivoXPRESS® biopharmaceutical manufacturing system

GUELPH, Ont., CANADA— A University of New Mexico scientist is partnering with PlantForm
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PlantForm to receive Government of Canada funding to advance HIV antibody research


New financial contribution will bring total IRAP conditional funding support to $1.48 million
GUELPH, Ont., CANADA— PlantForm Corporation is advancing its work on innovative antibody treatments
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The Ontario government salutes four members of the Bioenterprise client community


December 2, 2016
Each year, the Ontario government recognizes forward-thinking producers, processors and organizations across the province through the Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. In
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Electronic “logbook” could nip animal disease outbreaks in the bud


Guelph – A local company has developed an electronic logbook system that can help the livestock industry quickly and easily track movement on and off
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Hitting the Target


Vive Crop Protection knocks out pests with nano-engineered precision
“When it comes to pesticides, precision counts. You want to maximize the amount that reaches
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Supercharged Super Foods


Katan Kitchen’s Ontario-grown quinoa packs maximum nutritional punch 
In 2007, Jamie Draves lost one-third of his pancreas due to pancreatitis. The Georgetown, Ontario resident
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Ontario Celebrates Agri-Food Innovators in Waterloo Region and Wellington County


Ontario is recognizing the work of local agri-food innovators whose ideas and passion strengthen their businesses, grow the province's agri-food sector, boost the economy and
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Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


2016 Regional Award Winners
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Two IG Clients receive Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


Congratulations to Innovation Guelph clients Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. and Katan Kitchens! The Guelph-based businesses were two of six recipients from Waterloo-Wellington to receive
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Fly larvae has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for use in poultry feed


We have two new cutting-edge Canadian poultry feed developments to present in this issue of Canadian Poultry. First up is a high-protein ingredient produced by
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How big data and digital apps are going to transform farming


A new generation of software companies are helping farmers lower their costs and boost yields. But it means changing long-standing habits.
Cash crop farmer Rick Willemse
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P&P Optica Presenting at Google Demo Day: Women’s Edition


October 28, 2016 – P&P Optica (PPO) is excited to announce that it will be representing women in technology and business, as well as Canada,
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Vive Crop Protection Closes Financing to Support Corporate Growth


Toronto, Canada (October 11, 2016) Vive Crop Protection has announced the closing of growth financing to support 2017 commercial expansion. The financing was led by Radar
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What’s the deal with soil compaction?


Other countries are tackling compaction head on. Here, there’s hardly a whisper
Compaction has somehow become one of those topics that gets scooped up off the
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Farmers Edge awarded $6.1M investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada


Farmers Edge, a global player in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has announced that it will receive $6,107,563 million CAD from Sustainable Development
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IKEA GreenTech Invests in Technique to Replace Synthetic Conventional Pesticides


IKEA GreenTech Invests in Game Changing Technique to Replace Today's Synthetic Conventional Pesticides
IKEA GreenTech, an IKEA Group venture capital company, announced today that
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Envision SQ pioneers ‘truly disruptive technology’ to cut highway air pollution, noise


Guelph-based start-up Envision SQ will road test an innovative, pollution-reducing roadway barrier this fall – a key milestone in the company’s quest to
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Ontario farm family builds premium local food brand


Waterford – When the going gets tough, the tough get going, or so the saying goes.
And that’s precisely the situation Ontario grain farmer Jason Persall
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Bioenterprise Corporation Announces Jessica Taylor Joins Bioenterprise B.C.


Vancouver, BC (September 20, 2016) - Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce Jessica Taylor, Senior Analyst, is relocating to Vancouver
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Craft processor – farmer partnership to develop value-added local food


Guelph – A small southern Ontario craft food processor is offering fruit and vegetable farmers the chance to add value to their crops.
Rootham Gourmet from
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Vive Crop Protection: Allosperse delivery system, a innovation of formulation tech


Vive Crop Protection: Allosperse delivery system a great innovation of formulation technology
−− Dialogue with Darren Anderson, CCO of Vive Crop Protection
Q. Could you please briefly
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University of Guelph receives almost $77 million to launch ‘Food From Thought’


Program will research producing enough food for growing populations
The federal government is investing nearly $77 million into the University of Guelph for the school’s Food
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Savvy Farmer now offering Savvy Search for Free!


Savvy Farmer is the No. 1 digital source for agriculture pest control in Canada since 2010.

It’s not every day you get something valuable
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"First Of Its Kind": AbCelex Developing Additive to Replace Antibiotics for Poultry


By Aerin Curtis, 17-Aug-2016
A Canadian biotech company is working to develop an oral single-domain antibody supplement to reduce salmonella and campylobacter in poultry, says company
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Vive Crop Protection Nanotech Products Debut in U.S.


After being introduced to the market in March, two products that feature a new nanotech delivery system for fungicide and insecticide have performed well
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Demand on the rise for Ontario-grown quinoa


Rockwood ON 26 July 2016 – It’s been a whirlwind few years for Jamie Draves. Six years ago, the president and chief executive officer of
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Bioenterprise Corporation Announces Round 1 Seed Funding Recipients


34 companies selected to receive funding and mentorship to grow their businesses
Guelph, ON (July 20, 2016) - Bioenterprise Corporation, a national non-profit agri-technology business accelerator,
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Farmers Edge Earns Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum


FarmersEdge has been awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies.
The FarmersEdge Precision Solutions package
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The Growing Notoriety of Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Foods


Canadian Food Inspection Agency Updates the Industry Labelling Tool
June 13, 2016 Canadian Food Inspection Agency updates the Industry Labelling Tool on Allergen-Free,
Gluten-Free and Precautionary
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McLaughlin: Biotech crop production helping save world


It took human history until 1800 for the world population to reach one billion. The second billion was achieved in only 130 more years (1930),
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PlantForm & Axis Biotec Brasil biosimilar collaboration awarded US$1m grant from Finep


Funds will be dedicated to establish lab scale pilot manufacturing facility and develop biosimilar antibody drug
Guelph, ON Canada and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Canadian Investor Exercises $3.2 Million Option With Farmers Edge


Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has announced that Osmington, Inc., a Toronto-based commercial real
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Farmers Edge Partners With Eastern Colorado Seeds To Bring Data-Driven Ag To Plains States


Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has announced that it has partnered with Eastern Colorado Seeds
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Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
(FedDev Ontario)

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The Bioenterprise model could help you get your project off the ground

Farmers are known for being natural innovators, and for finding ways of doing things faster, better or easier. What farmer hasn’t thought at least once: “This is a great idea — I bet I could sell it.”

But the reality is that there is a long and difficult road between “the great idea” and a “successful commercial venture.”

Doug Knox, vice-president at Bioenterprise, a not-for-profit company in Guelph, Ont. helps entrepreneurs navigate that difficult path from concept to the revenue-generating phase

Bioenterprise, funded under the Growing Forward 2 program, focuses on products or processes that have a direct connection to food, agriculture or the non-timber forestry industry. Each year Knox consults with 150 to 200 entrepreneurs who are at various stages of the process. Of these, Knox says they do a significant amount of work for 50 to 75 companies.

Knox categorizes the entrepreneurs who approach him into one of three categories. About 15 per cent are at the idea stage. “They want to know how to get started.” About 10 per cent are already in business, but are adding a new product to their lineup. These companies are looking for a mentor or technical assistance.

The other 60 per cent, however, are entrepreneurs at the prototype stage. “They want to know how to get into a commercial path,” says Knox. “Most are at a critical stage and have exhausted all of their own resources.”

For a nominal fee of $500 per month for a six- month period, Knox and his team of associates will provide advisory services. If the business isn’t incorporated, the first step is to get that done (all businesses must be incorporated before Bioenterprise will work with them.) Once that is in place, Knox and his associates can begin assessing the viability of the idea. This includes checking for scientific or intellectual property patents, trademarks or similar designations. Knox’s team will also do a market and competitive analysis to determine the size of the potential market and to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the competition so they can evaluate threats and opportunities.

Armed with this information, the team helps entrepreneurs create their value propositions, i.e. one-sentence statements that sum up why someone should buy their product.

The assessment process will also evaluate whether the innovator would be better off to find a strategic partner to whom they can license the concept to rather than commercializing it themselves.

Knox and his associates will figure out how much capital will be needed to get the product to market and they will look for funding from government grants or loans at the provincial or federal levels. There are additional charges for writing funding proposals or setting up businesses to be “investment ready.”

Regulatory issues are usually the biggest obstacles, says Knox. “The level of regulation is increasing, for example, implements must now meet ISO standards,” he says. Food products may need various certifications, such as kosher or gluten free.

“It’s like a jigsaw puzzle,” says Knox. “We have to find the pieces to put together.”

Knox cautions it can take substantially longer than people realize for a product to become a commercial success. “Farmers are conservative by nature. They won’t buy until they see an on-the-ground farmer who is championing the product. That’s how the word gets out and it can be a slow process.”

Innovators need to be patient investors, he cautions, as it can take five or more years to see a product take off, he adds.

That observation rings true for Jake Kraayenbrink. He has developed an Automatic Air Inflation- Deflation system that reduces compaction caused by heavy manure tankers. It was in 2009 that the Drayton, Ont. farmer began working on his idea for a system that could quickly deflate manure tanker tires to increase the tire footprint by up to 60 per cent and reduce compaction. The system also quickly reinflates the tires for road travel.

With sales through his company AgriBrink (www. agribrink.com), Kraayenbrink admits it has taken longer than he thought it would for sales to take off. He sees a parallel in the dairy industry where it took a long time for robotic milkers to gain acceptance. “Farmers have been burned before with things that didn’t work well, so they are cautious,” he explains.

Bioenterprise has helped Kraayenbrink by connecting him with a patent lawyer and helping him prepare pricing and marketing materials. Kraayenbrink says he’s still learning and that he’s been grateful for the support of BioEnterprise. “It’s helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off of.”

Kraayenbrink has been working on ISO compatibility for the controller, but it’s an expensive process, he adds, and he admits he has also been disappointed by the lack of funding available. “There’s not as much funding available as I’d hoped,” he says. “Our business is too small, and there’s not enough job creation to qualify for a lot of funding.”

Kraayenbrink says that in addition to reducing compaction, the equipment also reduces tire wear and tear and fuel consumption. Despite the many positive benefits of the equipment which is eligible for funding under Ontario’s GLASI program, business has been slower than he hoped.

Kraayenbrink has participated in many farm shows and had a video made for his website. He has also advertised through farm newspapers and radio. This past year, he hit the road, personally visiting several dairy farms to showcase about the equipment.

Kraayenbrink anticipates that things will take off soon, based on sales of 11 units this past year.

“That’s the best advertising,” he says.

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CFIA Grants Agrisoma and PGF Biofuels Approval for Brassica Carinata Meal


Ottawa ON,  (June 25, 2014) – Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. (“Agrisoma”) and PGF Biofuels Ltd. (“PGF Biofuels”), in conjunction with Paterson Grain,
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Sulphite-free Anti-browning Coating for Potatoes


Guelph, ON  (June 24, 2014)  -  Wellington Agribusiness Developments Inc. (WADI) has received a Letter of No Objection from Health Canada making possible
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PlantForm, PharmaPraxis establish joint venture


Biosimilar/biobetter Avastin® first of six biopharmaceutical targets for the Brazilian market
GUELPH, ON., Canada and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, (June 20, 2014)  —  PlantForm
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PM helps Canadian start-up companies to grow and prosper


Waterloo Region, Ontario, 20 June 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the organizations that have been chosen to advance in the selection process for the
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Bioenterprise Corporation Receives Funding from the National Research Council


Kitchner, ON (June 20, 2014)  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Bioenterprise Corporation has been approved for funding for the National Expansion of
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Agrisoma Receives Prestigious Gold Leaf Award as “Company of the Year”


Ottawa, ON   (June 17, 2014)   –   Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Gold
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GreenCentre Canada invests in Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.


June 10, 2014  -  GreenCentre Canada is pleased to announce their investment of $150,000 into Canadian start-up company, Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.
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PlantForm opens office in California


Location provides access to life science and financial communities on the U.S. West Coast
San Francisco, CA, (June 9, 2014)  —   PlantForm Corporation has
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KiKi Maple Sweet Water Expands Reach Through Distribution Agreement With Avid


KiKi Maple Sweet Water Expands Reach Through Distribution Agreement With Avid: Expands Distribution in Southwest Ontario
Arthur,  ON  (June 3, 2014)  -  Troll Bridge Creek Inc.,
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PlantForm Wins at MaRS HealthKick 2014


Company takes home top honour and $20,000 prize in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals track
Guelph, ON.  (May 16, 2014) PlantForm Corporation is the winner of
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BIC to Collaborate with Netherlands-Based Biobased Delta


BIC To Collaborate with Netherlands-Based Biobased Delta on Commercializing Sustainable New Technologies
SARNIA, ON - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has agreed to work closely
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KiKi Maple Sweet Water A Top 10 Innovator: Recognition for local Ontario product


KIKI MAPLE SWEET WATER A TOP 10 INNOVATOR: Food In Canada Recognition for local Ontario product.
Arthur, ON  (May 5, 2014)  –  Food in
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KiKi Maple Sweet Water Reaches Distribution Agreement with Moo Cow


Toronto, ON, April 29, 2014. Troll Bridge Creek Inc, manufacturers of
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AbCelex Technologies Secures Two Million in Series A Financing


Toronto, ON  (April 28, 2014) - AbCelex Technologies Inc., a privately-held Canadian biotechnology company committed to the discovery and development of innovative solutions to
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CENNATEK and Highline Mushrooms Aannouce Joint Venture


Sarnia, ON (April 1, 2014) – CENNATEK, a Canadian technology development company, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with
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EnWave Signs Royalty-Bearing Commercial License and Manufacturing Agreement


Vancouver B.C.,   (April 4th, 2014) 
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has signed a
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Looking for sweet success with maple sap drink


Guelph, ON  (March 23, 2014)  -  An Arthur entrepreneur is hoping his upscale maple sap beverage will help him tap into the lucrative upscale water
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Satellites and Smart Phones Boost Biosecurity


(March 14, 2014)  Satellites and smart phones are poised to deliver a new level of biosecurity that could keep farmers one step ahead of disease.
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Mirexus Biotechnologies Raises Seed Capital through GreenSky Capital


Toronto, ON  (March 12, 2014)   Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc., inventors of PhytospherixTM, the world’s first edible, organic, monodisperse nanomaterial, is pleased to announce
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KIKI Maple Sweet Water Showcased at Greenbelt Fund Reception at 2014 CRFA


Toronto ON  (March 5, 2014)   KiKi Maple Sweet Water, a beverage based upon local maple sap produced by manufacturer Troll Bridge Creek (TBCI)
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Get ready for Ontario-grown quinoa


Western Canadian farmers have been successfully growing quinoa for 22 years. Now field trials in Ontario have been so successful that one entrepreneur hopes to
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Innovation remains key to bright future for Canadian agriculture


A hopeful field
By The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada's agriculture and food industry has grown into a modern, technologically advanced, export-oriented
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The Petroleum Revolution


Linnaeus Plant Sciences is on the path to transform industrial oil consumption in Canada
Back from some field tours, Jack Grushcow, founder, president and CEO of
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"Potato Saver" as a Sulphite-free preservative for fresh cut potatoes


Wellington Agribusiness Investments Ltd. (WADI), a Guelph based privately owned company has been working for three years on an innovative sulphite-free solution for the preservation
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Montforte Dairy receives the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


In 2008, when rent at Monforte Dairy's existing location skyrocketed, the artisanal cheesemaker faced the challenge of securing enough money to build
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Taking a Good Idea to Market


Converting your bright idea into a commercial product takes determination, plus help from the experts, but it can be done
On his farm near Drayton, Ont.,
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Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable


Straw bale SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) have all the benefits of traditional straw bale homes, but address all the risks.
Traditional straw bale home construction can
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Vive Crop Protection and United Suppliers to Launch Two Products in US


Eldora, IA and Toronto, ON  (December 19, 2013)  United Suppliers, Inc. and Vive Crop Protection, Inc. are pleased to announce a
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EcoSynthetix CEO John van Leeuwen Named One of Canada's Cleantech Leaders


Burlington, ON  (September 19, 2013)  - EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX:ECO), a renewable chemicals company that produces a family of commercially proven bio-based products, today
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PlantForm growing made-in-Ontario innovation


Guelph, ON  (September 26, 2013)  -  Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath met with PlantForm Corporation management and staff, and toured the company’s research
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Homegrown Quinoa


Jamie Draves of Katan Kitchens discusses the current status and variables of reaching commercialization of quinoa in Ontario in 2014.

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Agrisoma Applauds AAFC Support of Mustard 21


Significant Portion of $4.9M Investment to Support Industrial Mustard Research
Ottawa,  ON  (October 1, 2013)   -   Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. (Agrisoma) congratulates
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New technology to fortify grain for healthy Canadian food products


Seaforth, ON   (October 2, 2013)   –   Canadian grain growers will benefit from increased investment in new technologies with the support of the Harper
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New $5M Camelina Oil Program led by Soy 20/20 and Linnaeus Plant Sciences


Saskatoon, SK   (September 30, 2013)   -   Bio-science innovators Linnaeus Plant Sciences and Soy 20/20 today begin a new
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VIVACA™ has been approved for sale and distribution in Canada!


It's Official!
VIVACA™ has been approved for sale and distribution in Canada! The Natural Health Product Directorate of Canada, an arm of
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Keeping Pesky Pests Away From Crops


Toronto-based company develops new particle to be used in the next generation of pesticides
Toronto, ON  (September 18, 2013) - Vive Crop Protection is
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Troll Bridge Creek Recieves Funding for KIKI Maple Sweet Water


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SDTC announces $14.7M for 4 projects in Ontario


Four clean energy projects in Ontario will receive funding of $14.7 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech FundTM to support the commercialization of
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Keiretsu Forum Toronto Welcomes Bioenterprise Corporation


Toronto, ON (September 3, 2013)  -  Keiretsu Forum Toronto announced yesterday that it is staring a new partnership with Guelph based Bioenterprise Corporation, a business
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Government of Canada Invests in Technology to Reduce Waste in Grain Bins


Winnipeg, MB (August 27, 2013)  -  Canadian grain farmers will benefit from an investment in imaging technology that will help them reduce waste in their
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The Future of Ag Investing


At a time when many sectors of the global economy are making efforts to attract investment capital, and traditional sources of venture capital and private
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PlantForm secures $2 million in equity financing


Funding from U.K.-based Atlantic Assets Trust Limited will advance the company’s first biosimilar drug candidate towards completion of Phase 1 human clinical trials
Guelph, ON (August
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@mothernature: A Tweet of Things to Come


Farming or fishing? Sometimes it hasn’t been clear this summer as extreme rainstorms flood vegetable fields.
“It’s been bloody crazy this year,” says Ian Nichols, president,
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Bayer CropScience license Performance Plants` Heat & Drought Tolerance


Kingston, Ontario, Canada (August 26, 2013)  -  Performance Plants Inc. (PPI) and Bayer CropScience (Bayer) have entered into their third license agreement, giving
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New funding expands HIV antibody program


The Government of Canada provides additional support to PlantForm for its next phase of drug development
Geulph, ON (August 12, 2013)   -   The National

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Local Farmer Grows Quinoa Test Crop


So-called superfood is primarily grown in the Andes
Quinoa, a South American superfood that's so popular the United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa,
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New Energy Farms Est. Miscanthus Crop for University of Iowa Biomass Project


New Energy Farms have recently established the first crops of Miscanthus for the University of Iowa Biomass project. The
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Vive Crop Protection Receives 1st EPA Approval for Flowable Bifenthrin Insecticide


Toronto, ON, (August 6, 2013) Vive Crop Protection (Vive), a leading provider of effective and environmentally responsible crop protection products, announced today that
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Ontario Organizations and Collaborations Can Benefit from Growing Forward 2


Guelph, ON (June 26, 2013) - The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is accepting applications from Ontario organizations and collaborations that want to put innovative ideas
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An entrepreneur’s dream: Oil from plants


Linnaeus Plant Sciences is working with chemical giants to create a new agricultural sector.
(May 30, 2013) - He had notable success in the 1980s with
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Enerkem raises C$50 million in latest financing round


Investissement Québec joins as strategic investor.
Montreal, QB (June 20, 2013) -  Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today the closing
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New Partnership Purchases WeatherFarm.com


(May 3, 2013) - Farmers in Western Canada will benefit from an enhanced selection of online weather and agronomic tools from WeatherFarm.com, following
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Dr. Silvia Todorova of Anatis Bioprotection Interview on CBC Radio-Canada Intl.


Dr. Silvia Todorova of Anatis Bioprotection, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio-Canada International discussing their beneficial insects as sustainable crop protection products.
Anatis Bioprotection
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OAFT Game Changers in Agriculture - "New Energy Farms"


New Energy Farms (NEF) has been featured in the Ontario Agri Food Technologies (OAFT) series of game changers in agriculture.
New Energy
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Pharming New Fields


Plant-made pharmaceuticals might offer a cheap, new way to produce drugs
Plant-made pharmaceuticals were the next great hope for the biotech industry

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Government of Canada Supports Innovative Entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario


Guelph, ON  (May 16, 2013)  -  An investment of $367,500 from the Government of Canada will allow Bioenterprise Corporation to provide business skills training and
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PlantForm: Curing cancer with tobacco


Plantform, leveraging technology from the University of Guelph, has the opportunity to revolutionize cancer care by producing drugs at a fraction of the cost of
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Feds Launch Project to Convert Oilsands Emissions to Biofuels


Toronto, ON (May 10, 2013)  -  The federal government is teaming up with two Canadian companies in a pilot project that would use algae to
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BioAmber Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering


Minneapolis, MN (May 9, 2013) – BioAmber Inc. (“BioAmber”) (NYSE: BIOAU), announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 units
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ADM to Acquire GrainCorp


(May 2, 2013) - Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has completed due diligence on GrainCorp Limited
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Can quinoa be grown in Ontario? Guelph researchers explore possibility


Guelph, ON (May 3, 2013) - Ontario farmers may be able to grow some crops native to South America as the result of research being
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EcoSynthetix: living in a bio-based material world


Finding ways to cut down our use of petroleum has become a pressing need in the global community. With a growing world population burning through
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EcoSynthetix Receives ISO Certifications


EcoSynthetix Receives ISO Certifications in Quality Management and Environmental Management
Burlington, ON (April 2, 2013) - EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX: ECO), a renewable chemicals company that produces
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Canada and Ontario Announce Growing Forward 2


Governments Supporting Success in Ontario’s Agri-Food Sector
Ministry of Agriculture and Food (April 2, 2013)
The federal and provincial governments are working to help Ontario's agri-food industry
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Growing Forward 2 In Ontario


Ministry of Agriculture and Food (April 2, 2013)
Ontario has Canada's most diversified agricultural industry and its largest bio-products and food manufacturing industries. The province's agri-food
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Ontario Serves Up Local Food Bill


Supporting Ontario’s Agri-Food Sector, From Farm to Fork
The new Ontario government is re-introducing legislation today that, if passed, would help make more local food available
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Toronto-Based Agri-Neo Announces Funding of Up to $1.5 Million From SDTC


Making Pesticides Safe: Toronto-Based Agri-Neo Announces Funding of Up to $1.5 Million From Sustainable Development Technology Canada for the Development of Environmentally Friendly Pesticide
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Brock University & Niagara College Students Internship with Welland Biodiesel Company


World Class Niagara-based Educational Institutions Provide Companies Like Great Lakes Biodiesel with Access to Top Notch R&D Facilities and Highly Trained Job Ready Graduates
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FPInnovations and CanmetENERGY Announce MOU


Collaborative Research in Bioeconomy to Help Transform Forest Sector

Montréal, QC (February 5, 2013) - FPInnovations and Natural Resources Canada's
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Harper Government Gives Canadian Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage


Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2013) - Today, Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State
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Tobacco goes Pink


Using tobacco plants to help fight cancer
Tobacco is notorious for causing cancer, but now it’s helping to fight it.
Tobacco plants are being modified to create
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Analysis of 100% Biofuel Tested in Flight by NRC Reveals Reduction in Emissions


Working with industry on a viable alternative source of energy
Ottawa, ON (January 07, 2013) - Results from the world’s first civil flight powered by 100
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Innovative Weather Service Helps On-Farm Decision Making


Access to precise weather information is key to making good farm management and production decisions. Weather INnovations Incorporated (WIN) of Chatham specializes in

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Harper Government Invests In Emerging Bioproducts Industry


Winnipeg, MN (November 30, 2012) – A Manitoba-based organization is on the cutting edge of developing composite vehicle parts from flax and hemp fibres. Member
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Locally Grown Exotic Plant Opens New Markets, Creates Jobs


An exotic houseplant with pink flowers is turning heads across North America and creating jobs in the Niagara region. The plant, named Medinilla

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Local Soybean Spread Safe Solution for Peanut-Free Schools


A new approach to labelling a locally produced soybutter is making it easier to use in Ontario’s peanut-free schools. The toasted soy spread

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From Agriculture to Aviation: Ag-West Bio bio-jet fuel study complete


Saskatoon, SK (November 26, 2012)  -   Thanks to research being conducted in Saskatchewan, planes fueling up on Canada's prairies could one day be filling
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BioAmber Collaborating with Faurecia Mitsubishi Chem. for Automotive Bioplastics


Minneapolis, MN (November 6, 2012) – BioAmber will be the supplier of biobased succinic acid
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Tate & Lyle expands its global innovation with new £30 million venture fund


(November 8, 2012)  -  Tate & Lyle PLC announced today an investment of up to £30 million over an eight-year period in a
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PlantForm wins US$1.8M contract for anti-nerve agent R&D


Guelph, ON, (November 19, 2012)  -  PlantForm Corporation has been awarded a contract for US$1,777,700 from the U.S.
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Civilian jet powered by unblended biofuel lands in Canada


Ottawa, ON (October 29, 2012) - ReadiJet® Alternative Fuel Takes Flight: The world's first jet aircraft flight powered by 100%, un-blended, renewable jet fuel that
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Tabletree Juice of Creston, B.C. wins big at the World Juice Awards in Spain


Tabletree News Release (October 28, 2012) Creston, B.C.
Tabletree Juice of Creston, B.C. wins big at the World Juice Awards in Barcelona, Spain.
On Tuesday October 16,
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Tabletree Juice on top of the world


(October 27, 2012) Creston, B.C. - It's a long way from Creston to Barcelona, but orchardists Gary and Susan Snow were more than happy to
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Soy-based blacktop sealant hits the road in Guelph


GUELPH, ON (October 18, 2012) - The smell was a rich citronella, but the product sinking deep into the parking lot was definitely soybean oil.
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New Approach to Encourage Producer Involvement in Value Chains


Guelph ON, (October 17, 2012) – The Agricultural Management Institute (AMI) is spearheading a project to help producers be more competitive by working
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Harper Invests in Technology Converting Emissions into Valuable Agri Product


CALGARY, AB (Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) - An Alberta company has developed an innovative way to grow a useful high-value crop with the use
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Opening New Markets for Canadian Soybean Growers With Ecolube


A new vegetable oil-based multi-purpose lubricant is now available for sale in Canada – with the potential to open up significant new markets

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Integrated Grain Business Expands Export Markets for Canadian Soybeans


A leading developer and exporter of Canadian non-GMO food grade soybeans has integrated its operations and expanded into new global markets. Sevita was

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Worlds first biofuel jet flight to take off in Canada


Ottawa, (September 24, 2012) - The world’s first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel will take off next month from Ottawa, the fuel makers
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Startup Canada partners with StartupPlays to ease entrepreneurs' struggle


Ottawa, ON (September 19, 2012) – Startup Canada and StartupPlays are launching a new initiative today that will share targeted
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New Growing Forward Agreement Will Drive Innovation, Market Development and Long-term Growth in Canadian Agriculture


Whitehorse, YT (September 14, 2012) - Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on the content of the Growing Forward
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Tobacco Plants May Save Lives


PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is using tobacco plants to manufacture treatments used to combat critical illnesses like cancer using

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Ontario farmers encouraged to put business planning skills to the test


Most Profitable Acre challenge to measure profitability of corn and soybean crop
Guelph ON, (September 12, 2012) – Farmers can test their business planning skills as
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Ontarios Food and Beverage Industry Feeds Ontarios Economy


Alliance of Ontario Food Processors Release Economic Impact Report
Cambridge, ON (September 12, 2012) - The Ontario food and beverage processing industry is the untold success
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Droughty Summer Tests High-Tech Irrigation of Potatoes


This summer’s drought conditions have tested Ontario’s potato farmers, of which more than half irrigate.
(September, 2012) - From April through July, nearly all of southern
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New System Reduces Costs to Establish Perennial Energy Grasses


(September, 2012) - New Energy Farms (NEF), Leamington, Ontario has developed a new method of propagating energy grasses, reducing establishment costs by 50
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Grad Student Launches Urban Farming Business with Potential for Profit and Social Impact


(July 24, 2012)  For a generation that was raised more on Ronald McDonald than “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” choosing to be an agri-preneur may
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Where Miscanthus and Money Mix


A proposed Canadian biomass power facility shows that finance veterans believe in energy crop production.
Nova Scotia (July 20, 2012) - A partnership between a Nova
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Switching to Clean Water


GreenCentre Licenses Queen's University Technology
(August 16, 2012) - The addition of salts to water is a common step within many industrial chemical processes. For example,
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Harper Government Investment Boosts Value of Canadian Wheat


London, ON (August 13, 2012) - Canadian farmers could soon have access to a groundbreaking technology to help them deliver custom-made crops for bakers and
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Canadian Biofuels Opens Ontario Pellet Plant


Southern Ontario’s first production pellet mill starts up despite delays and challenges.
IT’S an odd place to build a wood pellet plant, but then the original
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Bringing Agri-Products to Market


Bioenterprise Corporation, which describes itself as a business accelerator, helps agri-businesses commercialized. They work in all areas of agricultural innovation with a focus on the
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Harper Government Invests to Create Value from Waste


Saskatoon, SK, (July 18, 2012) - Flax and hemp producers could soon benefit from a major increase in value per acre. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz
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Government of Canada Invests in Innovation, Jobs and Growth in Southern Ontario


Brantford, ON, (July 4, 2012) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced
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Harper Government Invests in Alternative Energy Sources for Farmers


Delhi, ON (June 22, 2012) - The Harper Government is investing in a pioneering project that could provide an alternative way to generate on-farm energy
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Cement Industry Applauds Government of Canada Investment in Carbon...


Cement Industry Applauds Government of Canada Investment in Carbon Capture and Reuse Initiative
Ottawa, ON, (June 28, 2012) - The Cement Association of Canada has applauded
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Market Ready - St. Joseph Health Centre


St. Joseph Health Centre, Guelph explains why they buy locally and how they have successful relationships with suppliers. Leslie Carson, Manager of Food & Nutrition
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Anges Québec Members Invest in Novidev Anti+ Fruit Drinks Produced


Montreal, QC (June 27, 2012) – Anges Québec is pleased to announce $1.3 million in block funding to the Montreal-based company, Novidev Santé Active. This
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Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. in Final Stage of Construction of Canada's Largest Biodiesel Plant


WELLAND, ON. (May 30, 2012) - Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. (GLB) announces it entered the final stage of construction of Canada’s largest biodiesel plant opening
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News Release: PlantForm biosimilar performs as well as brand drug in vivo


Mouse study results show PlantForm drug equivalent to Herceptin® in reducing breast cancer tumour size
GUELPH, ON. (June 17, 2012) - An efficacy study in mice
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Press Release: New Energy Farms announce development of CEEDSTM


NEF announce development of CEEDSTM, the easy way to establish energy crops.

Ontario (June 13, 2012) New Energy Farms (NEF) has developed a revolutionary
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News Release: New vegetable oil-based lubricant now available in Canada


Soy 20/20 helps commercialize new Canadian bio-product

Guelph, ON, (June 11, 2012) – A new vegetable oil-based multi-purpose lubricant is now available for sale
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News Release: OFA: Bioamber To Open New Markets For Ontario Farmers


Guelph, ON (Thursday May 17, 2012) –  The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is pleased with yesterday’s BioAmber announcement to proceed with the construction of a
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Press Release: Foreign Affairs Minister Helps 'Start Up' Canadian Entrepreneurialism


Ottawa, ON (Wednesday, May 2, 2012)– Canada’s entrepreneurs will get a federal nod of support tonight as Member of Parliament from Ottawa West-Nepean and Foreign
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News Release: Unveiling the Truth About Soy


Soy 20/20, a pillar organization of the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC), is hoping to boost healthy eating in Canada with the release of a new
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Recognizing Females in Agriculture - The 2012 FCC Rosemary Davis Award Winners


The Farm Credit Canada Rosemary Davis Award honours women who are active leaders in Canadian agriculture. These women are role models for the
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Telus and the Globe & Mail Present 'The Challenge'


Calling all small and medium-sized businesses!
The best entrepreneurs thrive on both, and see the challenges not as roadblocks obstructing their way, but as stepping stones
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Press Release: Free Version of Savvy Farmer Launched


On Tuesday, Guelph-based The Savvy Farmer Inc. announced the launch of Savvy Farmer lite,a free version of its popular Savvy Farmer software.
The "lite"
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Excellence Award for Ag Students


Each year, the Canadian Farm Business Management Council (CFBMC) collects submissions from agricultural students across Canada and awards three winners with $1,000 towards furthering their
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Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)


The Government of Canada has created the CICP program to help kickstart businesses and get their innovative products and services from the lab to the
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Press Release: Four Canadian Companies Merge to Create Sevita International


PRO Seeds Marketing Inc., Agworks Inc., Hendrick Seeds Inc. and Hendrick AgriFoods merge to form Sevita International Corporation

Inkerman, Ontario January 31, 2012
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Weather INnovations Incorporated Open House


Weather INnovations Incorporated (WIN), one of Bioenterprise's success stories, specializes in providing turnkey weather based monitoring and modelling solutions for agribusinesses, producer organizations, government agencies,
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