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Ontario Celebrates Local Agri-Food Innovators in Toronto
December 4, 2017
December 1, 2017 2:30 P.M.  Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario is recognizing the work of local innovators whose ideas and passion are helping grow and strengthen the province's agri-food sector. [...]
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It looks and smells like beer, but it's not really -
August 14, 2017

By Shannon Martin, CBC News For a craft beer connoisseur, it was the worst kind of news. Ted Fleming went in for what was supposed to be a regular visit to the doctor's office. Instead [...]
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The Next Big Thing: SwitchGrocery - A Direct Link to Innovation
August 14, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Four years ago, Neha Charnalia set out to commercialize a cauliflower pizza crust. Pre-diabetic and diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Neha struggled to find a way to maintain [...]
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The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
August 9, 2017

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) understands technology and business.  Each year, IRAP supports thousands of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all industry sectors through funding and a [...]
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2 Pieces of Advice for Food Start-Ups
August 4, 2017

By, Nicole Gallace, FoodGrads Many of you might have thought about entrepreneurship, even if you are still at school or have just graduated. Who could blame you?  Perhaps you have started your first job, but [...]
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Beware of Gluten-Free Claims
May 18, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates "Gluten free" has spread like wildfire. In hot pursuit of sales, brand owners are jumping on the bandwagon and gluten-free products appear to have taken over the grocery [...]
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5 Challenges Food Startups Must Overcome
May 15, 2017

Don’t worry—PieShell and Food Starter are here to help! by Caroline Halter, PieShell Food startups are hard… really hard. Luckily, there is better support for food and beverage entrepreneurs than ever before. From [...]
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The future of Ontario’s innovative food industry!
May 2, 2017

This year at AMI's annual Food and Beverage Conference, held in Niagara Falls, many of the food industry leaders in Ontario came together to discuss the future of food in our province. The meeting gave [...]
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Media Release: Announcing the City of Toronto’s Food Venture
January 20, 2017

Toronto: January 9, 2017] An initiative to support the development of early stage food businesses has been launched in the City of Toronto, Food Starter and the Province of Ontario. The Food Venture Program will [...]
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Amending Canada’s Agricultural Policy Framework to Support Growth and
November 24, 2016

by Jeff Shepherd, Mentor Works Ltd. Ontario’s agri-food industry is an economic leader and continues to experience sustained growth. In 2015, farming and food processing employed approximately 1 in 9 Ontarians and contributed $36.[...]
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