B.C.-based Terramera is set for more growth as it develops high-performance natural alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers. The company’s pitch team successfully won over a team of judges in the first-ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge. The prize? USD$1 million.
Look at the department where your products are or will be sold. Merchandising units can change from one retailer to another and you should design and develop your packaging to be most effective in these units.
Consumers say that when meat companies offer plant-based alternatives, it sends mixed messages about their traditional products. Would you rather have a meat burger with one ingredient – 100 per cent Canadian beef, for example – or a plant-based burger with multiple ingredients?
Despite significant progress on collaboration during new registrations, the re-evaluation process at PMRA or the equivalent registration review at EPA is far from aligned. This was evident at the recent NAFTA Trilateral Working Group meetings in the United States.
One labour statistician in the U.S. says a combination of poor wages, long hours and undesirable working conditions are causing the constant turnover of truck drivers. If those conditions were improved, she argues, more people would Instead she points to a combination of wages, hours and undesirable working conditions that are causing the constant turnover and then demand for drivers. apply to drive trucks.
Mexico-based Agrizar has committed to grow exclusively for Mastronardi BerryWorld America, a joint venture between Mastronardi Produce Ltd., North America’s leading grower and distributor of greenhouse produce, and the UK-based BerryWorld.
Some American horticultural products – blueberries and cranberries, for example - will have tariff-free access to Japan’s 127 million consumers. Other goods will be granted access under staged tariff elimination. Most importantly, tariffs are at the same level that Japan provides preferentially to countries in the CP-TPP agreement.
Must-Grow Biologics Corp is an agricultural biotech company developing and commercializing a portfolio of natural, science-based bio-pesticides and bio-fertility products. The company has finalized its advanced liquid formulation of a mustard-derived ‘granule format’ bio-pesticide product.
United Fresh 2019 offers a glimpse into the future with a TEC Zone featuring 24 top ag tech start-up companies. One of those is Montreal-based Motorleaf, which uses artificial intelligence to automate harvest yield estimates and disease scouting in tomato and pepper greenhouses.
Hazel Technologies Inc., based in Salinas, California, has developed a small, biodegradable and food-safe insert to extend the shelf life of a carton of fresh fruit. Now the post-harvest sachet is being launched for one of the most challenging fruits to keep fresh – cherries.
With more than 1,300 megawatts of greenhouse load seeking to connect in Ontario by 2025, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is calling for proposals for innovative projects focused on reducing electricity demand from indoor agriculture. Total available funding is up to $2.5 million. IESO will accept proposals from November 18, 2019 to February 14, 2020.