News Archive: 07/2019

Nearly $50M invested in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network
Jul 30, 2019
Fruit & Vegetable Magazine By Jennifer Paige The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources recently announced an investment of up to $49.5 million in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN). Spearheaded by Alberta Innovates and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, together with Alberta’s Olds College and Lakeland College, CAAIN is expected to begin with eight partners from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. Read more
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It's taken almost a decade. But this man thinks he's perfected Ontario tomatoes
Jul 29, 2019
CBC, July 27, 2019 By Haydn Watters, CBC News Vineland's vegetable breeder Valerio Primomo has been working on developing an Ontario tomato for nine years. The goal is to try to appeal to the tastes of people here but also be able to grow in the province's varied climate. Read more 
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I am produce
Jul 25, 2019
Canadian Produce Marketing Association The CPMA “I am produce” industry video showcases the diversity of careers and professional backgrounds in the produce industry. View it here 
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Vineland rolls out new custom services
Jul 10, 2019
Greenhouse Canada Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has just introduced a new venture to their portfolio of activities – customized robotic and automation solutions, as well as consultation and technology assessments, for Canadian horticulture companies. Read more
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Bringing world flavours and foods home to Canada
Jul 8, 2019
National Post By Green Belt Fund Changing Canadian demographics and evolving consumer tastes are opening new marketplace opportunities for farmers, food processors and researchers to bring world crops, not traditionally grown in Canada, and ethnic foods to consumers and food lovers. Read more
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New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers
Jul 4, 2019 By Astrid Van Den Broek The idea was straightforward: develop a sweet potato variety that could be adapted across Canada so the country could grow more sweet potatoes rather than rely on imports. And so, Radiance was born. Read more
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