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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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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Quinta Quinoa shortlisted for Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017

Quinta Quinoa has been shortlisted for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017, in the Best Plant Based Food category. Bridge2Food works to facilitate connections between food professionals across the world, while the Protein Awards celebrate companies that are driving innovation in the Protein industry by creating new plant-based and high protein foods. We are honoured to be one of three…

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Escarpment Labs

At its new facility in Guelph Ontario, Escarpment Laboratories is ready to supply both custom and wild yeast strains to large and small craft beer breweries across Canada. The sole domestic supplier of yeast helps brewers avoid the potential extra expense and transportation delays with import shipments. Two of the co-founders shared a passion for…

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Assessment of Ontario’s Capacity to Use Precision Agri-Food Technologies

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Tyler Whale RESEARCH INSTITUTION Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT) EXTERNAL FUNDING PARTNERS Ontario Agri-Food Technologies; University of Guelph; Livestock Research Innovation Corporation; Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association; Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Inc.; Niagara College; University of Waterloo This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The…

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Annual General Meeting 2016

Theme of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies was “Exploring Food Innovation from OAFT’s Perspective.” Over a fast-paced four hour session, 16 speakers talked about the experiences of their companies and organizations with innovation and growth related to Ontario’s agriculture. OAFT President Dr. Tyler Whale set the stage with his opening comments…

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