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Opportunities for Change

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Supporting Urban Agriculture Grows More Than Fresh Food

Friday, September 15, 2017

The City of Toronto has proclaimed September 15, 2017, as Toronto’s first official Urban Agriculture Day; and if you know anything about the abundance of good food projects in the city, you know there’s plenty to celebrate. Thus, there have been events celebrating the power of urban ag in...read more

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Growing Excite-mint for Everything Herbal at Richters Herbs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

For decades, Richters Herbs in Durham Region have offered everything one would need to know to grow and use a vast variety of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs. As leading growers and purveyors of herb seeds, plants, dried herbs, extracts, oils and more, whatever you’re looking for in the herb...read more

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New Arrell Food Institute Announces Scholars & Their Research

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Earlier this year, the Arrell Family Foundation announced an astounding $20 million donation to the University of Guelph, the single largest gift the university has ever received. The University matched the funds, for a total commitment of $40 million, creating the Arrell Food Institute. The Institute aims to transform...read more

Farmers Feed the World

Agribusiness Employers Invited to Farmers Feed the World Job Fair

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Agribusiness employers are invited to attend free half-day Farmers Feed The World Job Fairs, with the next one coming up on October 25 in Hamilton, followed by December 6 in Mississauga. Farmers Feed The World (FFTW) is a project funded by the Canadian Red Cross, which aims to help Syrian refugees find employment or...read more

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Ontario’s Largest Lavender Farm Blooming with Visitors

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It’s no secret — the lavender plant provides a bouquet of benefits. The fields are stunning, the blooms aromatic, and it has proven itself to be a versatile remedy for centuries, with oils rich in health benefits. So it’s really no surprise that the prized plant isn’t so bad...read more

Canadian Grand Prix Award Winners (CNW Group/Retail Council of Canada)

York Region’s Arla Foods Inc. Wins Big with Product Innovation

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Canadian Grand Prix Award Gala celebrates new product innovation in a number of categories judged by industry experts, and Arla Foods Inc. from Concord in York Region was the most awarded company last month at this year’s gala. Now in its 24th year, the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand...read more