Technological innovation critical to ‘fourth revolution’ in farming
  • 11 July 2018

Technological innovation critical to ‘fourth revolution’ in farming

Get ready for the ‘internet of cows.
Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems
AI is now helping

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26 Ontario companies awarded seed funding for innovation commercialization
  • 26 June 2018

26 Ontario companies awarded seed funding for innovation commercialization

Guelph, Ont., JUNE 26, 2018— Twenty-six Ontario companies have been selected to receive seed funding from Bioenterprise Corporation and its delivery partner Innovation Guelph, the fourth round of a program funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic

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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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Quinta Quinoa and PANGEA are partnering to bring new crops to Quebec soils
  • 19 June 2018

Quinta Quinoa and PANGEA are partnering to bring new crops to Quebec soils

GEORGETOWN, ON and L’ASSOMPTION, QC, June 19, 2018 – Katan Kitchens’ award-winning Quinta Quinoa, the first Ontario producers and processors of quinoa, is proud to announce its partnership with PANGEA, an agricultural company in Quebec and Ontario, to test Quinta

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

The 'Internet of Farming' is disrupting traditional agriculture

Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems. Investment in artificial intelligence is growing in Canada. In 2017,

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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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Agri-Neo Partners with Mayorga Organics
  • 8 June 2018

Agri-Neo Partners with Mayorga Organics

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Ripple Farms wins Ontario's Social enterprise of the Year Award presented by Startup Canada
  • 22 June 2018

Ripple Farms wins Ontario's Social enterprise of the Year Award presented by Startup Canada

Sault St. Marie, Ontario – June 20, 2018 – Ripple Farms Inc. received the Startup Canada Social Enterprise of the Year Award in Sault St. Marie presented by the Centre For Social Innovation. As a proud sponsor of the fifth

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The NBIF invests in milk-quality and dairy-data startup SomaDetect
  • 18 June 2018

The NBIF invests in milk-quality and dairy-data startup SomaDetect

FREDERICTON (N.B.) – The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) today announced it has invested $250,000 in SomaDetect, a Fredericton-based agricultural technology startup focused on providing dairy farmers with real-time milk component analytics. “We’re incredibly proud to support SomaDetect, especially given their

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Accelerating Innovative Research program helps Ontario companies bridge commercialization gaps
  • 5 June 2018

Accelerating Innovative Research program helps Ontario companies bridge commercialization gaps

Thirteen Ontario companies are introducing innovative new products and strengthening their position in the marketplace after receiving innovation grants through the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre's (ATCC) Accelerating Innovative Research (AIR) Program, delivered by Bioenterprise Corporation.
The AIR program was created to help

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