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OFVGA welcomes call for grocer code of conduct

Several large retailers have recently announced new supplier fees of up to 6.25 per cent to help improve distribution and retail infrastructure. Michael Medline, president of Sobeys, has condemned this practice.

Federal support for TFW isolation period extended to Nov. 30

The Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program has been extended to match an extension to the Quarantine Act, which requires anyone coming into Canada to isolate for 14 days.

Ontario horticultural and ag societies receive funding

Agricultural and horticultural societies that demonstrate financial hardship will be able to access an additional one-time $5 million in funding from the government of Ontario to offset losses due to the pandemic.
Annex Bookstore 

Handbook of Fruit and Vegetable Flavors

The demand for new flavors continues to rise. Today’s consumers want interesting, healthy, pleasurable, and exciting taste experiences, creating new challenges for today’s food and flavor scientists. Fortunately, they can turn to this comprehensive reference on the flavor science and technology of fruits, vegetables, spices, and oils for guidance on everything from basic science to new technologies to commercialization.

Each of the chapters has been written by one or more leading experts in food and flavor science. The authors represent more than ten countries, giving food and flavor scientists a unique global perspective on the latest flavor science, technology, and applications. >> Learn more

Teamwork makes the dream work

Understanding consumer preferences for flavour profile and appearance is a major benefit for growers, but there are only so many hours in a day. Some farmers are choosing to work with groups like Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, which helps farmers who are curious about robotics and automation, applied genomics, production systems or even consumer insights. » Read more...
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Grower co-ops an appealing option

Growing the fruit is one part of the story; what happens with apples after they’ve left the orchard? Grower co-operatives are one option. The Norfolk Fruit Growers Association in Simcoe, Ont., handles the apples from 30 Ontario farms, packing, marketing and shipping them so producers can focus on what they do best: producing top quality fruit. » Read more...
Virtual Events 

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Summit

Check out what you missed during the leadership, communication, and balance live panels - watch the recordings of the IWCA Summit panels now! » Learn more

Arrell Food Summit 2020

The Summit is going digital in 2020 as an online event from Nov. 18 to 20, 2020. » Learn more