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Foster Innovation

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Holland Marsh Growers’ Association Receives Award for Healthy Water Project

Friday, November 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA), who received a Healthy Water Award earlier this month from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) at their 36th annual Conservation Awards. The HMGA Water Project resulted in important research and discoveries related to wash water systems and de-dirting equipment,...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

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

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Exciting Developments & Projects Underway at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s rich wine and culinary country, at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) provides students with valuable hands-on experience and academics in all aspects of food, wine, beer and artisan distilling. Five years ago, the College’s Research & Innovation division...read more

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FreshSpoke’s online marketplace: connecting buyers & local producers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How can we more efficiently bridge relationships along the local food supply chain in today’s busy, dispersed communities? Innovative food businesses are on the case. You might remember a previous blog post where we highlighted ei.ei.eat, a one-stop shop app that was designed to connect users to local food,...read more

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Federal Government Invests in State-of-the-Art Greenhouse Technology in Hamilton

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Greenbelt Microgreens has received $640,585 in funding to modernize a new 3.5 acre greenhouse facility with state-of-the-art technology in Hamilton. The investment will allow producers to increase production of Canadian certified organic microgreens, bringing jobs and more local produce to the area, stimulating the local food economy. “Our government...read more