Dave Smardon of Bioenterprise speaks at an event in 2018.

Bioenterprise builds a national agri-food innovation network

The Guelph-based organization is partnering with organizations with an interest in agriculture and food

Reading Time: 3 minutes A little over a year ago, a Guelph-based agri-food innovation accelerator set out on a somewhat ambitious quest: to build a national agriculture innovation network. Bioenterprise had a long-standing history in Ontario of helping start-ups and emerging companies in the agri-food sector along their growth paths, but there was no one-stop-shop at the national level […] Read more

The line between consumer sentiment of what is safe and healthy is too often blurred with the science of what is safe and healthy.

Opinion: Conversations around agri-food shows progress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The not so easy task of figuring out the best policy to sustain Canada’s food systems on a domestic and international scale recently took a step forward in Ottawa. In gathering more than 200 people involved in every aspect of the agri-food industry — producers, processors, manufacturers, policy makers — Canada 2020’s […] Read more

AgScape expects to reach 10,000 students in 2019 through its Teacher Ambassador Program.

AgScape increases reach during trying financial year

The agriculture education organization continues to grow its outreach to teachers

Reading Time: 2 minutes AgScape continues to build its connections with urban educators, boosted this year by a formal partnership with the Toronto District School Board. The organization, which aims to educate the public about agriculture and food production, increased the number of teachers it connected with by 10 per cent in 2018 over 2017. Why it matters: Organizations […] Read more