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Report on Canadian Food Sector Competitiveness

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A summary from a larger study on Canada’s food sector competitiveness has been released by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), “Canadian Agri-Food Processing Competitiveness, Quality Growth and Global Opportunities: A Snapshot of Current Trends Key Findings”. The study was undertaken by SJT Solutions for CAPI to determine if...read more

Niagara Greenhouse Grows Flowers and Renewable Energy

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Golden Horseshoe is home to the majority of the province’s floriculture greenhouses, and like any robust sector, this brings with it great opportunity for growth and innovation. Bayview Flowers is among these inventive greenhouse operations in the Golden Horseshoe, growing potted plants and cut flowers throughout 340,000 square...read more

Abacus Data article: A Meatless Revolution or a Temporary Fad?

Friday, January 10, 2020

The article below has been copied with permission from Abacus Data. What consumer attitudes tell us about potential shifts in consumer behaviour in Canada towards plant-based alternatives. By David Coletto, Oksana Kishchuk, and Megan Ross This past May, Beyond Meat Inc. started trading shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange....read more

Looking back at 2019: Supporting York Region’s Agriculture and Agri-Food sector

Monday, December 16, 2019

Blog post provided by Meena Hassanali, Agriculture and Agri-Food Business Specialist, York Region York Region is home to a thriving agriculture and agri-food sector. The broader agri-food sector – everything from farms to processors, grocery stores and distributors – provides approximately 57,000 jobs and generates $2.7 billion in GDP...read more

Cavaleiro Farm shines the light on Solar Energy’s On-Farm Applications

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Cavaleiro Farm is a 65-acre agroecological farm in Schomberg, Ontario, that’s shining the light on solar energy’s versatile on-farm applications. The York Region farm, run by Antonio Gomes, raises lambs, grows vegetables for a CSA, plants fruit trees, and provides land for local food businesses to rent out. As...read more