OMAFRA announces the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding program, that will take over after Growing Forward 2

February 14, 2018 On February 13, 2018, Ontario signed a new bilateral agreement with the federal government that will support strategic, long-term investments that will spur innovation, economic growth and create jobs in Ontario’s agri-food sector. Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, on behalf of…

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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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Bioenterprise Hosts Innovation Showcase to Highlight Success in Seed Funding Program

October 20, 2017 Fellow ATCC founding member Bioenterprise Corporation along with partner, Innovation Guelph, celebrated the success of recipients of their first round of seed funding at their Innovation Showcase event on October 10. This funding program has helped in the success of small companies across southern Ontario such as Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc., Local Grown…

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Soy 20/20, Changes Name to Oilseed Innovation Partners

October 19, 2017 Congratulations to fellow ATCC founding member Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP), formerly known as Soy 20/20. The name change reflects its expanding mandate that now includes oilseed crops in addition to soybeans, such as canola, sunflowers, and camelina. Read full news release here: News release – Soy 2020 expands mandate to become Oilseed Innovation…

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Food Starter Celebrates its Grand Opening

October 18, 2017 Food Starter, a not-for-profit corporation funded in part by the City of Toronto and Canada’s premier food business commercialization centre, celebrated its official grand opening on October 12th with a Flavour Safari held at the centre’s 20,000-square foot shared-use production space in Toronto, Ontario. see more: http://foodstarter.ca/2017/10/food-starter-opens-its-doors-to-serve-up-torontos-best-in-up-and-coming-food-businesses/

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