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VineView Measures Grapevine Health in Niagara with NASA-like Aerial Technology

Friday, March 16, 2018

Last summer, Grape Growers of Ontario began working with VineView (formerly SkySquirrel Technologies Inc.) to bring one-of-a-kind innovation overhead Niagara Region vineyards. The drone and airplane-based technology is providing grape growers around the globe with unprecedented measurements of grapevine health, and has been a mighty leap forward for the...read more

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Report Shows Canada’s Beer Industry Pours Big Benefits Into Economy

Friday, February 23, 2018

Canada’s beer industry generated $13.6 billion in economic activity in 2016, according to a report released last month by the Conference Board of Canada, Brewing Up Benefits: The Economic Footprint of Canada’s Beer Economy. The 12-page report explains in significant numbers that this economic footprint — which comes from...read more

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Connecting New Canadians with Careers in Food & Beverage Processing

Friday, February 23, 2018

A workshop last month in Brampton, Ontario aimed to connect new Canadians to job opportunities in the food and beverage processing sector—an industry that is seeking to create 60,000 new jobs by 2020. In partnership with the City of Brampton’s Economic Development office, the event came as part of...read more

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Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line Increase Access to Local Food with Online Market

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A recent partnership in the food distribution world has shown that collaboration leads to innovation, particularly in distributing local food in Ontario. In 2017, Flanagan Foodservice, the largest Canadian-owned, independent foodservice distributor in the country, teamed up with Local Line, a tech company that builds e-commerce tools for food businesses,...read more

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The Conversation: Key Food Issues in 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Less meat, more choice: A look at key food issues in 2018 This article was originally published on The Conversation, you can read the original article here. Written by Michael von Massow, University of Guelph; Alfons Weersink, University of Guelph, and Bruce Gregory McAdams, University of Guelph Food is increasingly in the...read more