From Discovery to Profit
Capturing new markets and access to new technologies for the agri-food sector of Ontario.
Established in 1997, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT) is a non-profit organization comprised of members from grower associations, universities/colleges, industry and governments.
Located in Guelph, Ontario, the organization focuses on ensuring that Ontario producers have access to the latest technologies to compete globally and to develop new market opportunities, many of which are beyond food.
Many recent developments, such as the new technology for genetic manipulation of plants and animals, the emergence of specialty products, increased fossil fuel costs, contract manufacturing and growing, changes in the trade agreements and increased international competitiveness, are now changing the face of agriculture world-wide.
Although Ontario is well-positioned to take advantage of these changes to enhance its agri-food industry, our efforts must be coordinated for the collective economic and social well-being of the province and its citizens. We must move beyond traditional markets of food to new health products, industrial feedstock and fuels.
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December 15, 2017 The oil from a new specialty soybean variety developed by the University of Guelph has potential for use in industrial applications – and Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP) is helping to unlock that potential. Formerly known as Soy 20/20, OIP has pulled together a collaboration of industry (OPC Polymers and The Material Solution)…
December 13, 2017 A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation and scientists at Ryerson University and the University of Victoria has been awarded a GlycoNet Collaborative Team Grant from the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet). The funding will support work led by Dr. Warren Wakarchuk at Ryerson towards advancing a plant-made butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) drug candidate for broad-spectrum…
December 6, 2017 Congratulations to Bee Vectoring Technologies for their successful trial results in blueberries. The trial was conducted near Parrsborough, Nova Scotia, Canada in low bush blueberries with the Wild Blueberry Research Program at Dalhousie University using BVT’s newly developed honeybee system, consisting of a honey bee hive with proprietary dispenser technology through which…
December 5, 2017 Sustainability is a key word with University of Guelph hospitality services, which feeds more than 20,000 people on campus every day. Applying sustainability standards to food in that volume can be a challenge – a “daunting task,” in fact, according to the university’s food and beverage procurement manager, Mark Kenny. He says…
December 4, 2017 Competitive Green Technologies News Release TORONTO, ON – November 30, 2017 – Club Coffee’s PurPod100™ will be profiled on a new episode of “Made by Destruction.” The episode will appear: • Monday December 4 at 8:30 pm • on Discovery Canada The segment on PurPod100™ will centre on production of the pod’s…
November 24, 2017 OAFT in collaboration with CropLife Canada, University of Waterloo Faculty of Science Foundation, RCIS, Life Sciences Ontario, Partners in Research, and FoodStarter are hosting two screenings of the critically acclaimed documentary Food Evolution directed by academy award-nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson followed by a panel discussion with…
Entrepreneurs, start-up companies at the heart of new food and beverage business ideas, innovation and investment in Ontario
November 21, 2017 Earlier this year, OAFT member Food and Beverage Ontario – the food and beverage processing sector’s leadership organization – launched a unique, Ontario-based business development tool. This on-line tool helps new and expanding businesses connect with Ontario food and beverage processors to locate manufacturing capacity. “A co-packer directory like the tool we…
November 20, 2017 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 products in Canada. Fellow ATCC founding member Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP – formerly Soy 20/20) led the submission of the claim, which is based on scientific evidence…
THE CLIMATE CORPORATION AND DEVERON PARTNER TO DELIVER ON-DEMAND AERIAL IMAGERY DATA TO FARMERS FOR ENHANCED CROP ANALYSIS
November 15, 2017 Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), announced a partnership with Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE: DVR), that will deliver farmers advanced aerial imagery data combined with powerful analytics through The Climate Corporation’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform. The addition of Deveron supports Climate’s commitment to deliver a…
November 8, 2017 A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation and a University of Calgary scientist has been awarded an Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The funding will allow Dr. Douglas Muench, Professor of Integrative Cell Biology at the University of Calgary, to study the potential for a novel…
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- Missed last night's screening of #FoodEvolution? Join us tonight at GMOs: Facts & Misconceptions in Waterloo… https://t.co/ug30zDykieyesterday
- RT @AgInnovationOnt: Ag organizations partner to improve #data sharing and decision-making options in new Ontario pilot project By @foodan…yesterday
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