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Tasty superfood from plant cell cultures
March 19, 2018
Researchers are developing a new and promising method of producing healthy and tasty plant-based food through plant cell culture (PCC) technology rather than field cultivation.
Foodborne illness caused by common agricultural practice, casts doubts on biocidal product labeling
April 23, 2018
Chlorine, commonly used to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research. The study may help explain outbreaks of Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes in recent years.
New agricultural water pump program
April 23, 2018
AgriPump Rebate Program is the first of its kind in Ontario and is ideal for all farming applications, including vineyards.
New, environmentally friendly bioplastic in development at AAFC
April 23, 2018
The bioplastic is made from by-products created by industrial processing of certain plants. Not only will this bioplastic protect perishable food better than regular plastic packaging, it is also more environmentally-friendly and sustainable.
Anyone can be an innovator, research finds
April 23, 2018
Innovators aren't born, but they can be made, a recent study suggests. Researchers created a contest designed to answer the question: Are persuaded innovators less capable than those who naturally gravitate to innovative activities?
Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme
April 23, 2018
Scientists have tweaked a natural enzyme produced by the Ideonella sakaiensis bacteria, which has evolved to eat plastic waste, in hopes that the enzyme, called PETase, can improve the recycling process.
Rising CO2 levels might not affect plants as we thought
April 23, 2018
Two major groups of plants have shown a surprising reversal of fortunes in the face of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Can dirt save the earth?
April 23, 2018
Agriculture could pull carbon out the air and into the soil – but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
Repurposing wine leftover: waste from grapes found to have many uses
April 23, 2018
Researchers discovered that wine leftovers – seeds, stalks, and skins – can be used as natural food preservatives as well as ingredients in cosmetic products.

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