A Conversation with Gord Surgeoner

January 10, 2018 An interview with former President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, Gord Surgeoner, done by the Industrial Biotechnology journal about his experiences, successes and about the industry itself. To read the full conversation: Conversation with Gord Surgeoner Gord. Industrial Biotechnology. December 2017, 13(6): 278-281. https://doi.org/10.1089/ind.2017.29107.gsu

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Green City Growers Glowing Pink

January 9, 2018 Green City Growers Glowing Pink We are now pleased to announce the implementation of Yunustech’s LED lighting systems in Green City Growers’ state-of-the-art greenhouse. Green City Growers is the largest food-production greenhouse in a core urban area in the United States, using the most progressive and sustainable hydroponic farming practices available. Yunustech…

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PlantForm research partnership receives GlycoNet grant

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…

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BVT reports on successful blueberry trial with honey bee dispenser

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…

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Aquaculture station nets sustainable seafood certification

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…

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Compostable Coffee Pods on Made by Destruction

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…

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Toronto & Waterloo Events: GMOs: Facts & Misconceptions

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…

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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…

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Communicating the human health benefits of soy protein

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…

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