Media Releases

Oct 15, 2014
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Dr. Pierre Meulien, President and CEO of Genome Canada, are pleased to announce the first 12 projects selected for funding under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).
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Sep 24, 2014
Ontario is supporting local food and the agri-food sector through the construction of a world-class greenhouse.  Read more 
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Jul 30, 2014
The Federal Government invests over $2.5 million in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s (Vineland) world crop and sweet potato projects and hardy rose breeding program. The announcement took place at Vineland’s “What’s Growin’ On” open house event at their Victoria Avenue Farm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Read more
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Apr 22, 2014
Canada and Ontario Invest in World-Class Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more
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Sep 24, 2013
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre appoints three new members to Board of Directors VINELAND, Ontario - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed three new members. Rory Francis, Executive Director of BioAlliance; Dr. Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank; and Phil Tregunno, President, Tregunno Fruit Farms Inc., will join Vineland's board, effective today. The appointments increase the number of Vineland directors from 10 to 13.
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Mar 20, 2013
GUELPH, Ontario - Following from the successful Value Chain Innovation Forum in 2012, the Value Chain Management Centre and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre have released a report which identifies important next steps to increasing the competitiveness and profitability of Canadian agri-food businesses.
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Nov 14, 2012
A proprietary new temperature controlled drying room facility that optimally manages humidity and air flow can produce superior fruit for appassimento-style wine production and increase competitiveness for Canadian wineries. VINELAND, Ontario - Rennie Estate Winery and Angels Gate Winery have partnered with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to pioneer the development of a locally-adapted, high-efficiency technique for drying grapes in the appassimento style.
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Jun 20, 2012
University of Guelph scientists led by Prof. Jayasankar Subramanian will work with South Asian colleagues to develop innovative packaging using state-of-the-art nanotechnology to reduce post-harvest losses in mangoes, a vital fruit crop in South Asia. The $2.3 million project, announced today by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will improve livelihoods for nearly one-third of the populations of India and Sri Lanka, mostly small-scale farmers.
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May 22, 2012
New technology at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will help decode consumer choices and grow market share for Canadian products VINELAND, Ontario - Increasingly used for consumer research in non-agricultural sectors and a variety of disciplines and analyses, eye tracking technology is proving its usefulness at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) with horticulture products. Dr. Isabelle Lesschaeve, Research Director, Consumer Insights and Product Innovation and Dr. Ben Campbell, Horticultural Economist are breaking new ground in the application of eye tracking technology to products such as ornamental plants, flowers, wine, fruit and vegetables.
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Apr 27, 2012
VINELAND, Ontario - The Government of Canada is investing $2.5 million in the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to support the development of innovative horticultural technologies. The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), accompanied by Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, made the announcement today.
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