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Jul. 13, 2012, Waterloo, ON - The Canadian government has invested $1.5 million for Martin's Family Fruit Farm to create a new line of apple crisps and cider. The project is expect to, in the next four year, increase demand for Canadian apples, offer a premium to growers on second-grade…
July 6, 2012 – A study conducted at the University of Barcelona in Spain shows that organic tomatoes contain higher levels of phenolic compounds than conventional tomatoes. Phenolic compounds are organic molecules found in many vegetables with proven human health benefits. The UB’s Natural Antioxidant Group, headed by lecturer Rosa…
July 6, 2012 – Strawberries, that traditional summer treat, could be serving up some unexpected health benefits. Scientists at the University of Warwick have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Professor Paul Thornalley from…
July 4, 2012, Waterloo, Ont – More than 40 Ontario apple producers will see an increase in demand for their top-quality apples. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced an investment of $1.5 million for Martin’s Family Fruit Farm to create a new processing line for apple crisps and cider. By 2016,…
May 28, 2012, Lexington, KY - The Great Debate held during The Alltech 28th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, hosted a panel of four of the sharpest minds representing all corners of the agriculture and food ecosystem. The debate cut through the hyperbole to get to the heart…
May 28, 2012, Halifax, NS – More than 200 wine industry professionals are attending this year’s Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium (ACWS) from May 27-29, 2012, in Halifax at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel. In the past five years, Atlantic Canada has experienced a significant growth in the wine industry with…
May 24, 2012, Guelph, Ont – A study by University of Guelph researchers shows growing demand in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for okra, Asian eggplant, bitter melon, bitter gourd and other ethnocultural vegetables (ECV) – a fresh opportunity now drawing interest from Ontario farmers. Prof. Glen Filson, School of…
May 22, 2012, Ottawa, ON - As part of the Harper Government’s effort to strengthen the economy, a new initiative will help consumers more easily identify and buy Canadian food products at their local grocery stores. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today a new initiative that will promote Canadian food…
May 22, 2012, Vineland, Ont – Increasingly used for consumer research in non-agricultural sectors and a variety of disciplines and analyses, eye tracking technology is proving its usefulness at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) with horticulture products. Dr. Isabelle Lesschaeve, research director for consumer insights and product innovation, and…
A project in B.C. school kitchens is part of an important change in the way B.C.’s vegetable sector thinks about their products. They aren’t just helping pick the best potatoes; they are modelling the highest possibilities of a collaborative value chain. Student chefs in four B.C. schools are taking the…
For most of the past 30 years, Nova Scotia’s wine industry’s growth tempo could be described as leisurely. In 1981, there was just one winery, Grand Pre, located near Wolfville in the Annapolis Valley. By 1999, there were two more, Ste. Famille near Falmouth, also in the Valley, and Jost…
When it comes to market trends and predictions, Rob Hannam, president of Synthesis Agri-Food Network, a consultant company out of Guelph, Ont., hopes he has the pulse of the future. Hannam was recently in Nova Scotia to share with fruit and vegetable producers what he sees as the trends facing…
The day was rainy and grey. A constant drizzle covered everything – plants, people, cars, tractors, delicate camera equipment.
OnTrace Agri-Food Traceability (OnTrace) recently announced it is launching the OnTrace Verified Network, a new inter-party traceability service that will enable source verification of food from farm to point of purchase.
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