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

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

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

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Greentronics System Boosts Traceability
  • 31 August 2018

Greentronics System Boosts Traceability

When a potato grower discovers a batch of spoiled spuds in the bulk storage, tracing the problem back to the specific field location they came from isn’t easy. After all, each storage can contain potatoes from any number of acres.

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Bioenterprise Ontario announces partnership with Get More Sales Corporation
  • 21 August 2018

Bioenterprise Ontario announces partnership with Get More Sales Corporation

Guelph, ON, Aug. 21, 2018 — Bioenterprise Corporation, a leading agri-technology commercialization accelerator, is pleased to announce a corporate partnership with Get More Sales Corporation, a hands-on consulting firm focused on increasing top-line revenue.   Through this partnership, Get More Sales

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

Technological innovation critical to ‘fourth revolution’ in farming

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

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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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The farmer's market of the future? Northeastern Ontario farmers using internet to sell locally grown food
  • 6 September 2018

The farmer's market of the future? Northeastern Ontario farmers using internet to sell locally grown food

Closure of local store prompts farmers to take innovative steps  
It all started with the closure of Eat Local Sudbury, a co-operative grocery store that operated in the city's downtown core for 10 years.
James Morin, owner of Kipling Ridge Farms in

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Modgarden Reaping Big Rewards from Tinyfarm
  • 31 August 2018

Modgarden Reaping Big Rewards from Tinyfarm

Thanks to Modgarden founder Aamar Khwaja, countertop micro-farms may soon be as commonplace as coffee makers and blenders. Khwaja has spent years developing tinyFarm: a self-contained, chemical-free system for growing microgreens, leafy greens, herbs and certain root vegetables indoors. “I’m

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Waste not, want not: FoodMesh connects produce and baked goods otherwise destined for dump with those who can use it
  • 23 July 2018

Waste not, want not: FoodMesh connects produce and baked goods otherwise destined for dump with those who can use it

 
Nobody likes to waste time, no one wants to waste away, but when it comes to food we waste $31-billion worth of the stuff each year, according to Statistics Canada.
Or, to put it another way as StatsCan does, about 30

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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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