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April 9, 2015  

The tomato king

Serres Sagami is reversing the fortunes of Quebec’s greenhouse industry

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April 8, 2015  

Feds put $30 million toward food safety

Over the next five years, the federal government will invest $30.7 million to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, detect and respond to food safety risks

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April 6, 2015  

In 2010 there were 582 million cases of foodborne disease: WHO

The WHO releases preliminary findings from a study that show the global burden of foodborne diseases. World Health Day – April 7 – is dedicated to food safety

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March 26, 2015  

Water droplets could be next weapon in fight against food pathogens

Scientists at Harvard have engineered water droplets into tiny chemical-free “bombs” that when they bounce on toxic microorganisms, they zap them out of existence

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March 24, 2015  

Ontario setting new rules to protect pollinators

The province has set out proposed regulations on reducing neonicotinoid pesticide use, which affect pollinator health, by 80 per cent by 2017. The public can comment on the draft until May 7

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March 24, 2015  

So, does the complexity of the sector get in the way of an overall strategy?

The market is complex. Canada’s innovation strategy must not only cover the product complexity, but also ensure sound environmental performance in the entire value chain as well as cost effective, high-quality foods (think Lean/Six Sigma) to enable us to beat our competition.

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March 19, 2015  

An international group of potato researchers joins forces to improve yield

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is leading a team of international potato researchers to look at major causes of potato yield losses

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March 18, 2015  

Buzz-worthy commercial beekeeping program launches in B.C.

B.C.’s first commercial beekeeping program couldn’t come at a better time – with a shortage of bees, the province’s pollination-dependent crops require thousands of bee colonies to thrive

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March 18, 2015  

P.E.I. tops $1 billion in international exports

For the first time in its history, P.E.I. exported $1.12 billion worth of goods, namely farm products and seafood

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March 13, 2015  

U.S. company acquires Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the creators of some controversy with the non-browning apple – the Arctic apple – has been acquired by U.S.-based Intrexon

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March 9, 2015  

Loblaws to open 50 more stores, create 5,000 jobs

Loblaw Companies Ltd. will expand this year with 50 more stores and renovations to another 100, creating thousands of jobs

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March 4, 2015  

Climate change will impact food safety: study

Climate change will have an impact on crop production, food security and food safety, says a new study, but it’s not all doom and gloom

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February 24, 2015  

Canada’s farming future looks strong

The federal government has released its 2015 Canadian Agricultural Outlook, which points to a strong future for the ag sector

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February 20, 2015  

Saskatchewan’s food industry to benefit from new development centre

Thanks to a $13-million investment, Saskatchewan’s Food Industry Development Centre is being rebuilt and updated, helping the province’s food industry grow its value-added sector

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February 17, 2015  

Study shows cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers

100 per cent of containers tested met acceptable sanitation levels

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February 12, 2015  

Ontario should invest in local food systems: report

A new report called Dollars & Sense: Opportunities to Strengthen Southern Ontario’s Food System says reducing food imports and expanding local production will add jobs and boost the province’s GDP

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February 11, 2015  

Fresh attitude

For busy families who want to eat healthy, Veg

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January 30, 2015  

A new consortium will work to better understand food safety

IBM Research and Mars Inc. have formed the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain and hopes “to provide a tool to address threats on an unprecedented scale”

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January 20, 2015  

BRC updates its food safety standards

The British Retail Consortium issued its seventh edition of food safety standards which reduce the need for multiple audits, and encourage consistency and more flexibility

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January 16, 2015  

Manitoba wants to see its food sector worth $5.5 billion by 2022

Manitoba released a strategy to help grow its food processing industry; even the small-scale food sector in the province wants to play an important role in promoting healthy eating while also building a vibrant food economy

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January 15, 2015  

New technology could help keep bacteria from sticking around

U.S. scientists have developed a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to; it’s a technology with promising applications for the food processing industry

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January 14, 2015  

Add a touch of exotic

BSA Gourmet – in Ontario and Quebec – offers seasoning blends that add spice or heat, Asian or Indian flavours to myriad dishes

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January 8, 2015  

Crunchy Slices

Freshline Foods expands its fresh-cut apple product offerings with

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January 8, 2015  

Premium Spreads

Crofters Organic now offers Berry Harvest premium spread in

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December 25, 2014  

Canadian manufacturers are lagging behind when it comes to innovation: report

A report from The Canadian Chamber of Commerce outlines why Canadian manufacturers aren’t as innovative as they need to be if they want to better compete globally

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December 15, 2014  

Greenhouse grower steps in to re-open production site

Quebec’s Serres Sagami takes over Serres Lacoste operations

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December 10, 2014  

Food retail prices expected to increase in 2015, but only marginally: report

The annual Food Price Report 2015 is out and says Canadians should expect increases of between .3 per cent and 2.4 per cent in the coming year

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December 9, 2014  

Pollinator Award goes to unique family farm in Alberta

An Alberta family farm with a unique approach to farming and a community supported agriculture method are recognized for their efforts to protect pollinators

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December 2, 2014  

Food-safe silicone sponge

Silicone Engineering’s new silicone sponge is ideal for the food and beverage processing industry

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November 27, 2014  

Ontario plans to reduce use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds

OMAFRA and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change say the reduction will protect pollinator health, but not everyone agrees with the motion

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November 26, 2014  

Canada is world’s top per capita ag trader: report

Farm Credit Canada’s annual report Ag Economics: A 2014 Look at Global Trade shows agriculture is a major contributor to Canada’s growth

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November 24, 2014  

BC tree fruit industry to undergo replant program

The provincial government is committing $8.4 million for B.C.’s tree fruit industry to replant trees over more than 1,500 acres of orchards