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New Buy BC retailer partners with B.C. Tree Fruits Co-op

Consumers will more easily identify local products when shopping at Save-On-Foods stores, with the Buy BC branding featured at the retailer’s 125 locations throughout the province.

Arrell Institute director speaks on producing more with less impact

U of G’s Arrell Food Institute, along with RBC and BCG’s Centre for Canada’s Future, have released a report examining how to increase global food production with less impact on the planet.

Syngenta opens seed quality control lab

The quality control facility features contained environment growth areas and precision testing that will enhance seed health in the global vegetable industry and for vegetable seed customers.
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The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages.

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Food waste within the supply chain

In 2019, the CBC reported that roughly 58 per cent of food produced in Canada becomes food waste. In a Guelph Organics Conference session about reducing food waste in agricultural production systems, farmer Wolfgang Pfenning of Pfenning’s Organic Farm shared his insights on the factors contributing to food waste at each step of his production line. » Read more...

Seeds of Opportunity: Elderberries

The Canadian elderberry market is ripe for the picking – if growers can get organized. Jed Wiebe, a B.C. elderberry farmer, says this young industry is poised to explode to meet growing demand for value-added products. Recent interest in the native perennial has been steady from commercial growers looking to diversify and increase direct or farmers’ market sales. » Read more...

EFAO Conference 2022: Regrowth

Nov. 12, 26, 27; Dec. 6-8
Various; online
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