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The "Push or Pull" Distribution Challenge for Agtech Startups and VC Returns


The commercial distribution of agriculture technologies, and how to get them in front of farmers, is one of the main hurdles that agtech companies and
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Successful startups need funds to grow


The opening program at the fourth annual Agri Innovation Forum in Winnipeg on Tuesday included representatives from six venture-capital funds on a "meet the investors"
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The next ‘biotechnology’


Faster to market, with even more potential usage, microbial innovations are set to enhance today’s biotech options.
When the word “biotech” first leapt onto the agri-food
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Troll Bridge Creek Enters Spanish Market


Arthur, ON, November 2, 2015 - Trol Bridge Creek Inc. (TBCI) announced today that it has entered the market in Spain through its agreement with
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Premier of Ontario Meets KIKI Maple Sweet Water at Harvest Food Drive


Arthur, ON, October 15, 2015 – The Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, met Keith Harris, CEO of Troll Bridge Creek, manufacturers of KiKi Maple Sweet
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New Opportunity for Industry-Academic Collaborations in Agri-Industrial Bioproducts


Announcing a new opportunity for industry-academic collaborations in the area of agri-based industrial bioproducts.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with the
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AgriBrink - Innovative AAID Control System is the Answer to Soil Compaction


AgriBrink has developed an air inflation and deflation system for farm equipment tires.  AgriBrink¹s simple to use Automatic Air Inflation Deflation (AAID) Control can deflate
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PlantForm Corporation to receive additional federal funding for work on anti-nerve-agent enzyme


Collaboration with Ryerson University’s Dr. Warren Wakarchuk yields progress on a key aspect of plant-made BuChE, ahead of project timeline
Oct. 28, 2015— The
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Energrow, Putting the squeeze on farm expenses


Energrow’s soybean press cuts feed and diesel costs
Like many dairy farmers, Jasmin Hofer’s family grew soybeans. They sold the beans to a processor,

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TerraVerdae Makes Major Strides in Commercializing its Line of PHA Biomaterial Products


Major milestones in scale up at facilities in Edmonton, Alberta and Wilton, UK this summer demonstrateTerraVerdae's progress toward commercial deployment  
Business Update
TerraVerdae has

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Vive Crop Protection Hires Vice President of Product Development


October 20, 2015 - Vive is pleased to announce that Paul Thomson has joined the company as its new Vice President, Product Development. Dr. Thomson
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Mirexus Announces Investment from Asahi Kasei and The GreenSky Accelerator Fund


Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has closed its Series A Investment Round, the first part of which was announced on April
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Guelph scientist learning to grow crops on Mars


University of Guelph professor studies how to grow plants on other planets.
On Thursday morning, Mike Dixon woke before dawn to harvest some corn.

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Becoming A World Leading BioEconomy By 2025
As a first step in moving towards this objective, BIOTECanada has commissioned this paper to examine

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Revamped PEI ADAPT Council makes first investment


While it has taken a little longer than expected, the PEI ADAPT Council has made its first investment under its new mandate.
Executive Director Phil Ferraro
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New Energy Farms CEEDS Technology featured in Syngenta Science Matters


The NEF licensing project with Syngenta for sugarcane in Brazil has been highlighted in their Science Matters publication (The article is on pages 4-5, there
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New vegetable-oil based lubricant to be made from Ontario soybeans


A new vegetable oil-based multi-purpose lubricant for sale in Canada is about to become a bit more local.
Already manufactured in Toronto, Smart Earth Corporation’s Ecolube
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Troll Bridge Creek Inc., Quintessentially Canadian


Troll Bridge Creek Inc. aims to hydrate the world
Coconut water may be taking North America by storm these days, but

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Canadian Coalition Launch Agri-Food Venture Accelerator Program to Create Canada’s Silicon Valley for Agtech


Last October, the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec), a Canadian non-profit organization, launched one of the country’s first agtech-focused accelerators: the
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U of G Helps Create First Compostable Coffee Pods


University of Guelph researchers have helped create the world’s first certified 100 per cent compostable single-serve pod for coffee, tea and other hot beverages.
The Biodegradable
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P.E.I. New Food Product Award presented to P.E.I. Berries at Food Island Day


P.E.I. Berries Ltd. has won the inaugural P.E.I. New Food Product Award.
The presentation was made Wednesday during Food Island Day, the first event

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Innovate UK funds 'breakthrough' microbead replacement


A Canadian biotech company claims to have developed a commercial-scale biodegradable replacement for the harmful synthetic microbeads found in many beauty products.
TerraVerdae BioWorks,
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Farmers Edge™ and Osmington Inc., Partner in Values and Investment in Agriculture


Aug. 26, 2015 - Farmers Edge™, today announced the addition of Osmington Inc., to its team of investors. The backing of Osmington Inc., marks the
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Health Canada Approves Health Claim for Soy Food



Consumption of protein-rich soy food proven to lower cholesterol levels
Guelph, ON, March 18, 2015 – Health Canada has approved a health

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Legend Seeds set to expand in America and Canada


Legend Seeds, a food-grade soybean supplier, processor and exporter, have partnered with Sevita International to expand their respective seed offerings in the United States and
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Farmers use drones and data to boost crop yields


Drones have long been used for military purposes, but Nova Scotia-based start-up Sky Squirrel Technologies Inc. has found a more peaceful use for the technology.
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A Flour Mill at Homestead Organics


One small step for the organic industry, one giant leap for Homestead Organics. As Robert Hogg of Mountain Path decided to retire, Homestead Organics purchased
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Troll Bridge Creek Named Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year



Arthur, ON,

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Harper Government Invests to Grow Markets for Canadian Soybeans


Guelph, ON (June 25, 2015) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Harold Albrecht, member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz,
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Ontario business accelerator teams with Innovacorp to spur sector


An Ontario business accelerator that helps commercialize products and services in the agricultural-technology sector is expanding its presence in Nova Scotia.
Bioenterprise Corp., a non-profit based
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Bioenterprise Corporation Opens its Fourth Office, in Halifax, NS



Bioenterprise’s newest office in the Maritimes is established in collaboration with Innovacorp.
Guelph, ON (June 18, 2015) - Bioenterprise Corporation is pleased

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Farmers Edge technology now available in US


Farmers Edge, a leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced that growers throughout the United States will now have access to a
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PlantForm, University of Guelph collaboration awarded NSERC Engage Grant



Project aims to enhance efficacy of plant-made antibodies by manipulating dolichol biosynthesis
Guelph, ON, June 15, 2015—A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation

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$25-million dairy research and innovation centre opens


The Livestock Research and Innovation Centre (LRIC) — Dairy Facility at Elora will study everything from genetics, nutrition and quality improvement to animal

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Vive Crop Protection Receives EPA Registration for Allosperse Fungicide Formulation


June 12, 2015 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency has registered Vive Crop Protection, Inc.'s azoxystrobin-based fungicide product using Vive's proprietary Allosperse® formulation technology. 
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Big Need, Bright Prospects


Investors and government alike are waking up to the potential of agri-technology
“Agri-technology is hot,” says Dave Smardon. You could forgive Smardon for a

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Farmers Edge™ and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Embrace Investment of Agriculture



Farmers Edge™ and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Embrace In the Investment of the Future of Agriculture
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – May 27, 2015:

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PlantForm, University of Calgary research collaboration awarded grant


PlantForm, University of Calgary research collaboration awarded NSERC Engage Grant
Project will apply CRISPR technology to plant-made pharmaceutical production
Guelph ON - May

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Canadian AgTech Sector Ripe for Opportunities


Editors Note: Joseph Regan is a managing partner at Bioenterprise Capital, a Canadian VC firm investing in agriculture technology. He was recently
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Linnaeus Plant Sciences joins EU consortium, Smart Earth Seeds expands globally


Saskatoon, SA - April 22, 2015 - Linnaeus Plant Sciences joins EU consortium, incorporates Dutch BV - Affiliate Smart Earth Seeds expands global camelina production
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Stratford's restaurant revival: young chefs shake up an old food scene


Stratford, ON - May 1, 2015 - Strike the image of white tablecloths and replace it with red rabbits.
White tablecloths represent the old guard of
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: AbCelex Technologies Inc.


Producing safer poultry through a new class of antimicrobials!

Each year, millions of North Americans fall ill after eating chicken, thanks to

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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: TRU-ID, Fighting Food Fraud


A growing number of health-conscious consumers are reading the labels before they toss products into their grocery carts. But too often, what’s inside

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Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes



Bioenterprise opens a new office in the Maritimes in collaboration with Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council.
Guelph, ON (April 16, 2015) -

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PlantForm ships Ebola antibodies to USAMRIID for testing


PlantForm has successfully produced three Ebola antibodies in our vivoXPRESS™ biopharmaceutical manufacturing system, again demonstrating the system’s versatility for monoclonal antibody production, said
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Cennatek, Spinning Gold Out of Straw


Cennatek believes there’s money to be made in discarded mushroom compost — and a host of other agricultural feedstocks. A $1.4 million pilot

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Mirexus Announces Investment from Goddard Enterprises Ltd.


Guelph ON, April 10 2015  – Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. (inventors of PhytospherixTM - the world’s first safe & natural monodisperse nanomaterial) has announced a new
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Ontario company brings first food safety treatment for dry foods to market


April 8th, 2015
It’s a biodegradable organic sanitizer developed specifically to eliminate microbes on dry foods like seeds, spices, nuts, and powders.
This sustainable technology is a
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Government planning new fund to help SMEs boost exports!


March 24th 2015

SMEs across the country may soon be able to benefit from more funding to support their export-based projects, the federal government
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PlantForm to receive support from the Government of Canada to develop antibody treatments for HIV strains around globe


Funding will support testing of antibodies in an innovative mouse model
GUELPH, Ont., March 31, 2015—PlantForm Corporation will receive technical and business advisory services, and a
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Innovation and Investment in AgTech


February 16, 2015 by Vonnie Estes
Having spent more than twenty
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Be Seen Be Safe


Nipping Outbreaks in the Bud

How do you prevent a minor livestock disease outbreak from becoming a full-scale epidemic? New tracking software

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Tobacco plants to fight Ebola & nerve gas exposure


A Guelph-based company is using its low-cost drug manufacturing technology based on tobacco plants to develop an Ebola treatment as well as a nerve gas
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Spruce Capital and Xeraya Capital Announce First Close of $150 Million


Spruce Capital and Xeraya Capital Announce First Close of $150 Million Biogreentech Venture Fund. Investments Will Target Innovative Technologies Addressing Global Societal Needs in Food and
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Farmers Edge Acquires GranDuke Geomatics as Precision Agriculture Market Grows


With operations around the world, Farmers Edge Inc. promotes Innovation in Precision Agriculture
Winnipeg, MB – February 25, 2015 – Farmers Edge
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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Anatis Bioprotection, Betting on Bugs


From aphid-fighting fungus to mighty mites, Anatis Bioprotection’s all-natural pest control products offer farmers greener alternatives to conventional insecticides.
The company Jean-Bernard

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Do Dragons Dig Quinoa?


Innovative Local Ontario Agricultural Company to Take on the Dragons on CBC's Dragons' Den
Katan Kitchens has been selected to appear in

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Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: AgriBrink, Treading Softly


AgriBrink’s award-winning tire inflation-deflation technology is fighting soil compaction with the flip of a switch.
For hog producer and cash cropper Jake

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Farmers Edge and BlackBridge Launch RapidEye Satellite Imagery Globally


Farmers Edge and BlackBridge Launch RapidEye Satellite Imagery into New Global Precision Agriculture Markets
Winnipeg, MB — February 2, 2015 — Farmers

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Farmers Edge and Capital Power Sign Exclusive Agreement


Farmers Edge and Capital Power Sign Exclusive Agreement to Achieve Agricultural Sustainability for Farming 4R Land
Winnipeg, MB — January 26, 2015 —

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PlantForm launches $20M private equity offering to advance three biosimilar drugs


PlantForm Corporation launches $20M private equity offering to advance three biosimilar drug candidates
Legacy Partners Wealth Strategies engaged to raise funds through

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Agrivida raises $12 million in series D financing


MEDFORD, Mass. (January 10, 2015) – Agrivida, Inc., an innovative technology company focused on animal nutrition, announced today that it has raised $12
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Bioenterprise Corporation will receive up to $2.5 million in federal funding


Bioenterprise Corporation will receive up to $2.5 million for expansion of commercialization services
NRC selects Bioenterprise Corporation as one of Canada’s top accelerators
Guelph, ON,

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Camelina Approved for Broiler Chicken Meal in Canada


Saskatoon, SK  -  January 12, 2015 - Smart Earth Seeds is pleased to announce that Camelina meal has been approved for the first
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PlantForm awarded federal government contract


GUELPH, ON (December 10, 20140  —  PlantForm Corporation has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to create stable glyco-modified Nicotiana
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The Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre gets a new look!


Enabling greater access and utilization of the agricultural related resources co-located in the Centre.
Guelph, ON  (December 10, 2014) - The Agri-Technology

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Ontario farm tire deflation technology ready to go global


An automatic air inflation deflation system (AAID) developed by a southwestern Ontario hog farmer is ready to go global.
Jake Kraayenbrink’s AgriBrink technology is
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Promoting innovation


There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to spreading news and information about Ontario’s innovative and forward thinking agriculture producers.
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Vive Crop Protection Unveils its New Manufacturing Plant


Toronto, ON  (November 20, 2014)  –   Vive Crop Protection, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its new manufacturing plant to
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Farmers Edge Closes Investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


Farmers Edge Closes Investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) as Agriculture's Appetite for Big Data and Precision Farming Grows
With 4M+ acres under management,
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Performance Plants Wins 2014 Agrow Award for Best Industry Collaboration


Kingston, ON  (November 6, 2014)   –   Performance Plants Inc. ("PPI"), a leading Canadian developer of agricultural biotechnology, receives the prestigious
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Field forecasting



Managing his clients' 300,000 acres is no small feat, but certified crop advisor Dale Cowan of
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Special light bulbs let chickens lay more eggs


The light emitted by an innovative new LED bulb designed for poultry farmers can help chickens lay more eggs.
AgriLux was developed through research
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Game Changers in Agriculture profiles AgriBrink


Ontario Agri-Food Technologies video series Game Changers in Agriculture profiles AgriBrink of Moorefield, Ontario, Canada. AgriBrink

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How tobacco plants can help fight Ebola


CTVNews.ca  Published Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00PM EDT

As the battle against Ebola continues to ramp up globally, CTV News has learned

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Ontario-grown quinoa close to commercialization


Demand for quinoa, a super food sought-after for its many health benefits, far outstrips supply. Most of it currently sold in Canada is imported from
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Using tobacco to fight Ebola?


Tue, Oct 21, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Don Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Plantform shares how his company is attempting to produce Ebola

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KiKi Maple Sweet Water Tops at European Competition


KIKI MAPLE SWEET WATER TOPS AT EUROPEAN COMPETITION: Finishes First at Global Bottled Water Congress.
Arthur, ON  (October 10, 2014)   –   KiKi
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Agrisoma Announces Closing of Series A Financing Round


Gatineau, QC  (September 29, 2014)  –  Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., an agriculture technology company, today announced the first closing of its Series A financing
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New website showcases Ontario’s agricultural innovation


Guelph ON  (September 24, 2014)  –   A new website launched by the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC) highlights innovation in Ontario’s agri-food sector.
The initiative,
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BIC’s BioProducts Agriculture Science Cluster Gets $7.1 Million Support from AAFC


BURLINGTON, ON - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) will receive $7,098,800 in federal funding assistance to support the BioProducts Agriculture Science Cluster. The funding
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Canadian Company Licenses an AAFC Fusarium Biocontrol Agent


Kingsville, ON (August 14th, 2014)   -   Adjuvants Plus Inc. (API) has reached a licensing agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)
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New biocontrol to fight fusarium in cereals


(August 14, 2014)  -  Using fire to fight fire, a new biocontrol product could be commercialized for use against fusarium head blight in a year
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OAFT Game Changers in Agriculture


AgriLux produced by Theis Electrical Distribution Co.has been featured in the Ontario Agri Food Technologies (OAFT) series of game changers in agriculture.  AgriLux
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New Energy Farms announces partnership with Syngenta


New Energy Farms announces its partnership with Syngenta to develop and commercialize CEEDSTM technology on Sugarcane in Brazil.
(July 25,  2014)  New

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New PLENE® for commercial planting of sugar cane in Brazil


Basel, Switzerland, July 23, 2014 
  • Exclusive access to innovative CEEDS™ technology
  • Step change in planting speed and quality
  • Complements PLENE® Evolve and PLENE® PB for nurseries

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Agrisoma Accelerates Carinata Development


Ottawa ON,  (June 25, 2014) – Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. (Agrisoma) is pleased to announce a technical and patent update on its development program
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CFIA Grants Agrisoma and PGF Biofuels Approval for Brassica Carinata Meal


Ottawa ON,  (June 25, 2014) – Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. (“Agrisoma”) and PGF Biofuels Ltd. (“PGF Biofuels”), in conjunction with Paterson Grain,
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Sulphite-free Anti-browning Coating for Potatoes


Guelph, ON  (June 24, 2014)  -  Wellington Agribusiness Developments Inc. (WADI) has received a Letter of No Objection from Health Canada making possible
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PlantForm, PharmaPraxis establish joint venture


Biosimilar/biobetter Avastin® first of six biopharmaceutical targets for the Brazilian market
GUELPH, ON., Canada and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, (June 20, 2014)  —  PlantForm
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PM helps Canadian start-up companies to grow and prosper


Waterloo Region, Ontario, 20 June 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the organizations that have been chosen to advance in the selection process for the
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Bioenterprise Corporation Receives Funding from the National Research Council


Kitchner, ON (June 20, 2014)  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Bioenterprise Corporation has been approved for funding for the National Expansion of
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Agrisoma Receives Prestigious Gold Leaf Award as “Company of the Year”


Ottawa, ON   (June 17, 2014)   –   Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Gold
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GreenCentre Canada invests in Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.


June 10, 2014  -  GreenCentre Canada is pleased to announce their investment of $150,000 into Canadian start-up company, Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.
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PlantForm opens office in California


Location provides access to life science and financial communities on the U.S. West Coast
San Francisco, CA, (June 9, 2014)  —   PlantForm Corporation has
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KiKi Maple Sweet Water Expands Reach Through Distribution Agreement With Avid


KiKi Maple Sweet Water Expands Reach Through Distribution Agreement With Avid: Expands Distribution in Southwest Ontario
Arthur,  ON  (June 3, 2014)  -  Troll Bridge Creek Inc.,
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PlantForm Wins at MaRS HealthKick 2014


Company takes home top honour and $20,000 prize in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals track
Guelph, ON.  (May 16, 2014) PlantForm Corporation is the winner of
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BIC to Collaborate with Netherlands-Based Biobased Delta


BIC To Collaborate with Netherlands-Based Biobased Delta on Commercializing Sustainable New Technologies
SARNIA, ON - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has agreed to work closely
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KiKi Maple Sweet Water A Top 10 Innovator: Recognition for local Ontario product


KIKI MAPLE SWEET WATER A TOP 10 INNOVATOR: Food In Canada Recognition for local Ontario product.
Arthur, ON  (May 5, 2014)  –  Food in
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KiKi Maple Sweet Water Reaches Distribution Agreement with Moo Cow


Toronto, ON, April 29, 2014. Troll Bridge Creek Inc, manufacturers of
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AbCelex Technologies Secures Two Million in Series A Financing


Toronto, ON  (April 28, 2014) - AbCelex Technologies Inc., a privately-held Canadian biotechnology company committed to the discovery and development of innovative solutions to
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CENNATEK and Highline Mushrooms Aannouce Joint Venture


Sarnia, ON (April 1, 2014) – CENNATEK, a Canadian technology development company, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with
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EnWave Signs Royalty-Bearing Commercial License and Manufacturing Agreement


Vancouver B.C.,   (April 4th, 2014) 
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has signed a
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Looking for sweet success with maple sap drink


Guelph, ON  (March 23, 2014)  -  An Arthur entrepreneur is hoping his upscale maple sap beverage will help him tap into the lucrative upscale water
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Satellites and Smart Phones Boost Biosecurity


(March 14, 2014)  Satellites and smart phones are poised to deliver a new level of biosecurity that could keep farmers one step ahead of disease.
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Mirexus Biotechnologies Raises Seed Capital through GreenSky Capital


Toronto, ON  (March 12, 2014)   Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc., inventors of PhytospherixTM, the world’s first edible, organic, monodisperse nanomaterial, is pleased to announce
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KIKI Maple Sweet Water Showcased at Greenbelt Fund Reception at 2014 CRFA


Toronto ON  (March 5, 2014)   KiKi Maple Sweet Water, a beverage based upon local maple sap produced by manufacturer Troll Bridge Creek (TBCI)
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Get ready for Ontario-grown quinoa


Western Canadian farmers have been successfully growing quinoa for 22 years. Now field trials in Ontario have been so successful that one entrepreneur hopes to
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Innovation remains key to bright future for Canadian agriculture


A hopeful field
By The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada's agriculture and food industry has grown into a modern, technologically advanced, export-oriented
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The Petroleum Revolution


Linnaeus Plant Sciences is on the path to transform industrial oil consumption in Canada
Back from some field tours, Jack Grushcow, founder, president and CEO of
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"Potato Saver" as a Sulphite-free preservative for fresh cut potatoes


Wellington Agribusiness Investments Ltd. (WADI), a Guelph based privately owned company has been working for three years on an innovative sulphite-free solution for the preservation
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Montforte Dairy receives the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


In 2008, when rent at Monforte Dairy's existing location skyrocketed, the artisanal cheesemaker faced the challenge of securing enough money to build
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Taking a Good Idea to Market


Converting your bright idea into a commercial product takes determination, plus help from the experts, but it can be done
On his farm near Drayton, Ont.,
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Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable


Straw bale SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) have all the benefits of traditional straw bale homes, but address all the risks.
Traditional straw bale home construction can
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Vive Crop Protection and United Suppliers to Launch Two Products in US


Eldora, IA and Toronto, ON  (December 19, 2013)  United Suppliers, Inc. and Vive Crop Protection, Inc. are pleased to announce a
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EcoSynthetix CEO John van Leeuwen Named One of Canada's Cleantech Leaders


Burlington, ON  (September 19, 2013)  - EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX:ECO), a renewable chemicals company that produces a family of commercially proven bio-based products, today
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PlantForm growing made-in-Ontario innovation


Guelph, ON  (September 26, 2013)  -  Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath met with PlantForm Corporation management and staff, and toured the company’s research
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Homegrown Quinoa


Jamie Draves of Katan Kitchens discusses the current status and variables of reaching commercialization of quinoa in Ontario in 2014.

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Agrisoma Applauds AAFC Support of Mustard 21


Significant Portion of $4.9M Investment to Support Industrial Mustard Research
Ottawa,  ON  (October 1, 2013)   -   Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. (Agrisoma) congratulates
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New technology to fortify grain for healthy Canadian food products


Seaforth, ON   (October 2, 2013)   –   Canadian grain growers will benefit from increased investment in new technologies with the support of the Harper
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New $5M Camelina Oil Program led by Soy 20/20 and Linnaeus Plant Sciences


Saskatoon, SK   (September 30, 2013)   -   Bio-science innovators Linnaeus Plant Sciences and Soy 20/20 today begin a new
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VIVACA™ has been approved for sale and distribution in Canada!


It's Official!
VIVACA™ has been approved for sale and distribution in Canada! The Natural Health Product Directorate of Canada, an arm of
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Keeping Pesky Pests Away From Crops


Toronto-based company develops new particle to be used in the next generation of pesticides
Toronto, ON  (September 18, 2013) - Vive Crop Protection is
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Troll Bridge Creek Recieves Funding for KIKI Maple Sweet Water


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SDTC announces $14.7M for 4 projects in Ontario


Four clean energy projects in Ontario will receive funding of $14.7 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech FundTM to support the commercialization of
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Keiretsu Forum Toronto Welcomes Bioenterprise Corporation


Toronto, ON (September 3, 2013)  -  Keiretsu Forum Toronto announced yesterday that it is staring a new partnership with Guelph based Bioenterprise Corporation, a business
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Government of Canada Invests in Technology to Reduce Waste in Grain Bins


Winnipeg, MB (August 27, 2013)  -  Canadian grain farmers will benefit from an investment in imaging technology that will help them reduce waste in their
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The Future of Ag Investing


At a time when many sectors of the global economy are making efforts to attract investment capital, and traditional sources of venture capital and private
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PlantForm secures $2 million in equity financing


Funding from U.K.-based Atlantic Assets Trust Limited will advance the company’s first biosimilar drug candidate towards completion of Phase 1 human clinical trials
Guelph, ON (August
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@mothernature: A Tweet of Things to Come


Farming or fishing? Sometimes it hasn’t been clear this summer as extreme rainstorms flood vegetable fields.
“It’s been bloody crazy this year,” says Ian Nichols, president,
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Bayer CropScience license Performance Plants` Heat & Drought Tolerance


Kingston, Ontario, Canada (August 26, 2013)  -  Performance Plants Inc. (PPI) and Bayer CropScience (Bayer) have entered into their third license agreement, giving
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New funding expands HIV antibody program


The Government of Canada provides additional support to PlantForm for its next phase of drug development
Geulph, ON (August 12, 2013)   -   The National

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Local Farmer Grows Quinoa Test Crop


So-called superfood is primarily grown in the Andes
Quinoa, a South American superfood that's so popular the United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa,
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New Energy Farms Est. Miscanthus Crop for University of Iowa Biomass Project


New Energy Farms have recently established the first crops of Miscanthus for the University of Iowa Biomass project. The
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Vive Crop Protection Receives 1st EPA Approval for Flowable Bifenthrin Insecticide


Toronto, ON, (August 6, 2013) Vive Crop Protection (Vive), a leading provider of effective and environmentally responsible crop protection products, announced today that
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Ontario Organizations and Collaborations Can Benefit from Growing Forward 2


Guelph, ON (June 26, 2013) - The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is accepting applications from Ontario organizations and collaborations that want to put innovative ideas
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An entrepreneur’s dream: Oil from plants


Linnaeus Plant Sciences is working with chemical giants to create a new agricultural sector.
(May 30, 2013) - He had notable success in the 1980s with
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Enerkem raises C$50 million in latest financing round


Investissement Québec joins as strategic investor.
Montreal, QB (June 20, 2013) -  Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today the closing
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New Partnership Purchases WeatherFarm.com


(May 3, 2013) - Farmers in Western Canada will benefit from an enhanced selection of online weather and agronomic tools from WeatherFarm.com, following
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Dr. Silvia Todorova of Anatis Bioprotection Interview on CBC Radio-Canada Intl.


Dr. Silvia Todorova of Anatis Bioprotection, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio-Canada International discussing their beneficial insects as sustainable crop protection products.
Anatis Bioprotection
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OAFT Game Changers in Agriculture - "New Energy Farms"


New Energy Farms (NEF) has been featured in the Ontario Agri Food Technologies (OAFT) series of game changers in agriculture.
New Energy
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Pharming New Fields


Plant-made pharmaceuticals might offer a cheap, new way to produce drugs
Plant-made pharmaceuticals were the next great hope for the biotech industry

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Government of Canada Supports Innovative Entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario


Guelph, ON  (May 16, 2013)  -  An investment of $367,500 from the Government of Canada will allow Bioenterprise Corporation to provide business skills training and
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PlantForm: Curing cancer with tobacco


Plantform, leveraging technology from the University of Guelph, has the opportunity to revolutionize cancer care by producing drugs at a fraction of the cost of
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Feds Launch Project to Convert Oilsands Emissions to Biofuels


Toronto, ON (May 10, 2013)  -  The federal government is teaming up with two Canadian companies in a pilot project that would use algae to
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BioAmber Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering


Minneapolis, MN (May 9, 2013) – BioAmber Inc. (“BioAmber”) (NYSE: BIOAU), announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 units
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ADM to Acquire GrainCorp


(May 2, 2013) - Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has completed due diligence on GrainCorp Limited
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Can quinoa be grown in Ontario? Guelph researchers explore possibility


Guelph, ON (May 3, 2013) - Ontario farmers may be able to grow some crops native to South America as the result of research being
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EcoSynthetix: living in a bio-based material world


Finding ways to cut down our use of petroleum has become a pressing need in the global community. With a growing world population burning through
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EcoSynthetix Receives ISO Certifications


EcoSynthetix Receives ISO Certifications in Quality Management and Environmental Management
Burlington, ON (April 2, 2013) - EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX: ECO), a renewable chemicals company that produces
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Canada and Ontario Announce Growing Forward 2


Governments Supporting Success in Ontario’s Agri-Food Sector
Ministry of Agriculture and Food (April 2, 2013)
The federal and provincial governments are working to help Ontario's agri-food industry
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Growing Forward 2 In Ontario


Ministry of Agriculture and Food (April 2, 2013)
Ontario has Canada's most diversified agricultural industry and its largest bio-products and food manufacturing industries. The province's agri-food
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Ontario Serves Up Local Food Bill


Supporting Ontario’s Agri-Food Sector, From Farm to Fork
The new Ontario government is re-introducing legislation today that, if passed, would help make more local food available
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Toronto-Based Agri-Neo Announces Funding of Up to $1.5 Million From SDTC


Making Pesticides Safe: Toronto-Based Agri-Neo Announces Funding of Up to $1.5 Million From Sustainable Development Technology Canada for the Development of Environmentally Friendly Pesticide
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Brock University & Niagara College Students Internship with Welland Biodiesel Company


World Class Niagara-based Educational Institutions Provide Companies Like Great Lakes Biodiesel with Access to Top Notch R&D Facilities and Highly Trained Job Ready Graduates
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FPInnovations and CanmetENERGY Announce MOU


Collaborative Research in Bioeconomy to Help Transform Forest Sector

Montréal, QC (February 5, 2013) - FPInnovations and Natural Resources Canada's
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Harper Government Gives Canadian Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage


Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2013) - Today, Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State
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Tobacco goes Pink


Using tobacco plants to help fight cancer
Tobacco is notorious for causing cancer, but now it’s helping to fight it.
Tobacco plants are being modified to create
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Analysis of 100% Biofuel Tested in Flight by NRC Reveals Reduction in Emissions


Working with industry on a viable alternative source of energy
Ottawa, ON (January 07, 2013) - Results from the world’s first civil flight powered by 100
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Innovative Weather Service Helps On-Farm Decision Making


Access to precise weather information is key to making good farm management and production decisions. Weather INnovations Incorporated (WIN) of Chatham specializes in

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Harper Government Invests In Emerging Bioproducts Industry


Winnipeg, MN (November 30, 2012) – A Manitoba-based organization is on the cutting edge of developing composite vehicle parts from flax and hemp fibres. Member
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Locally Grown Exotic Plant Opens New Markets, Creates Jobs


An exotic houseplant with pink flowers is turning heads across North America and creating jobs in the Niagara region. The plant, named Medinilla

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Local Soybean Spread Safe Solution for Peanut-Free Schools


A new approach to labelling a locally produced soybutter is making it easier to use in Ontario’s peanut-free schools. The toasted soy spread

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From Agriculture to Aviation: Ag-West Bio bio-jet fuel study complete


Saskatoon, SK (November 26, 2012)  -   Thanks to research being conducted in Saskatchewan, planes fueling up on Canada's prairies could one day be filling
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BioAmber Collaborating with Faurecia Mitsubishi Chem. for Automotive Bioplastics


Minneapolis, MN (November 6, 2012) – BioAmber will be the supplier of biobased succinic acid
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Tate & Lyle expands its global innovation with new £30 million venture fund


(November 8, 2012)  -  Tate & Lyle PLC announced today an investment of up to £30 million over an eight-year period in a
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PlantForm wins US$1.8M contract for anti-nerve agent R&D


Guelph, ON, (November 19, 2012)  -  PlantForm Corporation has been awarded a contract for US$1,777,700 from the U.S.
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Civilian jet powered by unblended biofuel lands in Canada


Ottawa, ON (October 29, 2012) - ReadiJet® Alternative Fuel Takes Flight: The world's first jet aircraft flight powered by 100%, un-blended, renewable jet fuel that
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Tabletree Juice of Creston, B.C. wins big at the World Juice Awards in Spain


Tabletree News Release (October 28, 2012) Creston, B.C.
Tabletree Juice of Creston, B.C. wins big at the World Juice Awards in Barcelona, Spain.
On Tuesday October 16,
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Tabletree Juice on top of the world


(October 27, 2012) Creston, B.C. - It's a long way from Creston to Barcelona, but orchardists Gary and Susan Snow were more than happy to
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Soy-based blacktop sealant hits the road in Guelph


GUELPH, ON (October 18, 2012) - The smell was a rich citronella, but the product sinking deep into the parking lot was definitely soybean oil.
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New Approach to Encourage Producer Involvement in Value Chains


Guelph ON, (October 17, 2012) – The Agricultural Management Institute (AMI) is spearheading a project to help producers be more competitive by working
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Harper Invests in Technology Converting Emissions into Valuable Agri Product


CALGARY, AB (Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) - An Alberta company has developed an innovative way to grow a useful high-value crop with the use
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Opening New Markets for Canadian Soybean Growers With Ecolube


A new vegetable oil-based multi-purpose lubricant is now available for sale in Canada – with the potential to open up significant new markets

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Integrated Grain Business Expands Export Markets for Canadian Soybeans


A leading developer and exporter of Canadian non-GMO food grade soybeans has integrated its operations and expanded into new global markets. Sevita was

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Worlds first biofuel jet flight to take off in Canada


Ottawa, (September 24, 2012) - The world’s first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel will take off next month from Ottawa, the fuel makers
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Startup Canada partners with StartupPlays to ease entrepreneurs' struggle


Ottawa, ON (September 19, 2012) – Startup Canada and StartupPlays are launching a new initiative today that will share targeted
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New Growing Forward Agreement Will Drive Innovation, Market Development and Long-term Growth in Canadian Agriculture


Whitehorse, YT (September 14, 2012) - Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on the content of the Growing Forward
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Tobacco Plants May Save Lives


PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is using tobacco plants to manufacture treatments used to combat critical illnesses like cancer using

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Ontario farmers encouraged to put business planning skills to the test


Most Profitable Acre challenge to measure profitability of corn and soybean crop
Guelph ON, (September 12, 2012) – Farmers can test their business planning skills as
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Ontarios Food and Beverage Industry Feeds Ontarios Economy


Alliance of Ontario Food Processors Release Economic Impact Report
Cambridge, ON (September 12, 2012) - The Ontario food and beverage processing industry is the untold success
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Droughty Summer Tests High-Tech Irrigation of Potatoes


This summer’s drought conditions have tested Ontario’s potato farmers, of which more than half irrigate.
(September, 2012) - From April through July, nearly all of southern
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New System Reduces Costs to Establish Perennial Energy Grasses


(September, 2012) - New Energy Farms (NEF), Leamington, Ontario has developed a new method of propagating energy grasses, reducing establishment costs by 50
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Grad Student Launches Urban Farming Business with Potential for Profit and Social Impact


(July 24, 2012)  For a generation that was raised more on Ronald McDonald than “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” choosing to be an agri-preneur may
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Where Miscanthus and Money Mix


A proposed Canadian biomass power facility shows that finance veterans believe in energy crop production.
Nova Scotia (July 20, 2012) - A partnership between a Nova
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Switching to Clean Water


GreenCentre Licenses Queen's University Technology
(August 16, 2012) - The addition of salts to water is a common step within many industrial chemical processes. For example,
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Harper Government Investment Boosts Value of Canadian Wheat


London, ON (August 13, 2012) - Canadian farmers could soon have access to a groundbreaking technology to help them deliver custom-made crops for bakers and
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Canadian Biofuels Opens Ontario Pellet Plant


Southern Ontario’s first production pellet mill starts up despite delays and challenges.
IT’S an odd place to build a wood pellet plant, but then the original
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Bringing Agri-Products to Market


Bioenterprise Corporation, which describes itself as a business accelerator, helps agri-businesses commercialized. They work in all areas of agricultural innovation with a focus on the
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Harper Government Invests to Create Value from Waste


Saskatoon, SK, (July 18, 2012) - Flax and hemp producers could soon benefit from a major increase in value per acre. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz
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Government of Canada Invests in Innovation, Jobs and Growth in Southern Ontario


Brantford, ON, (July 4, 2012) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced
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Harper Government Invests in Alternative Energy Sources for Farmers


Delhi, ON (June 22, 2012) - The Harper Government is investing in a pioneering project that could provide an alternative way to generate on-farm energy
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Cement Industry Applauds Government of Canada Investment in Carbon...


Cement Industry Applauds Government of Canada Investment in Carbon Capture and Reuse Initiative
Ottawa, ON, (June 28, 2012) - The Cement Association of Canada has applauded
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Market Ready - St. Joseph Health Centre


St. Joseph Health Centre, Guelph explains why they buy locally and how they have successful relationships with suppliers. Leslie Carson, Manager of Food & Nutrition
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Anges Québec Members Invest in Novidev Anti+ Fruit Drinks Produced


Montreal, QC (June 27, 2012) – Anges Québec is pleased to announce $1.3 million in block funding to the Montreal-based company, Novidev Santé Active. This
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Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. in Final Stage of Construction of Canada's Largest Biodiesel Plant


WELLAND, ON. (May 30, 2012) - Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. (GLB) announces it entered the final stage of construction of Canada’s largest biodiesel plant opening
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News Release: PlantForm biosimilar performs as well as brand drug in vivo


Mouse study results show PlantForm drug equivalent to Herceptin® in reducing breast cancer tumour size
GUELPH, ON. (June 17, 2012) - An efficacy study in mice
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Press Release: New Energy Farms announce development of CEEDSTM


NEF announce development of CEEDSTM, the easy way to establish energy crops.

Ontario (June 13, 2012) New Energy Farms (NEF) has developed a revolutionary
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News Release: New vegetable oil-based lubricant now available in Canada


Soy 20/20 helps commercialize new Canadian bio-product

Guelph, ON, (June 11, 2012) – A new vegetable oil-based multi-purpose lubricant is now available for sale
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News Release: OFA: Bioamber To Open New Markets For Ontario Farmers


Guelph, ON (Thursday May 17, 2012) –  The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is pleased with yesterday’s BioAmber announcement to proceed with the construction of a
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Press Release: Foreign Affairs Minister Helps 'Start Up' Canadian Entrepreneurialism


Ottawa, ON (Wednesday, May 2, 2012)– Canada’s entrepreneurs will get a federal nod of support tonight as Member of Parliament from Ottawa West-Nepean and Foreign
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News Release: Unveiling the Truth About Soy


Soy 20/20, a pillar organization of the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC), is hoping to boost healthy eating in Canada with the release of a new
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Recognizing Females in Agriculture - The 2012 FCC Rosemary Davis Award Winners


The Farm Credit Canada Rosemary Davis Award honours women who are active leaders in Canadian agriculture. These women are role models for the
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Telus and the Globe & Mail Present 'The Challenge'


Calling all small and medium-sized businesses!
The best entrepreneurs thrive on both, and see the challenges not as roadblocks obstructing their way, but as stepping stones
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Press Release: Free Version of Savvy Farmer Launched


On Tuesday, Guelph-based The Savvy Farmer Inc. announced the launch of Savvy Farmer lite,a free version of its popular Savvy Farmer software.
The "lite"
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Excellence Award for Ag Students


Each year, the Canadian Farm Business Management Council (CFBMC) collects submissions from agricultural students across Canada and awards three winners with $1,000 towards furthering their
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Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)


The Government of Canada has created the CICP program to help kickstart businesses and get their innovative products and services from the lab to the
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Press Release: Four Canadian Companies Merge to Create Sevita International


PRO Seeds Marketing Inc., Agworks Inc., Hendrick Seeds Inc. and Hendrick AgriFoods merge to form Sevita International Corporation

Inkerman, Ontario January 31, 2012
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Weather INnovations Incorporated Open House


Weather INnovations Incorporated (WIN), one of Bioenterprise's success stories, specializes in providing turnkey weather based monitoring and modelling solutions for agribusinesses, producer organizations, government agencies,
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