Old, pressed flowers give climate clues
Flowers picked up to 150 years ago in Victorian England show that old collections of pressed plants around the world can help the study of climate change, according to scientists.
Sept 21, 2010, Vineland, Ont. – Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, opened the Vineland campus doors today to share its latest science and innovation work with industry partners.

Bees, flowers wilted by climate change: study
Honey bees and the flowers they feed off are being stung by climate change. 

Peony could ease chemo side-effects
The peony may soon be giving fresh hope to cancer patients. Its beautiful blossoms could help ease the distressing side-effects of chemotherapy.
Introduction: This is the eighth edition of our annual summary of abstracts prepared by students in the 2010 Greenhouse Crop Production class at the University of Guelph. There were four projects in total.

90 per cent of Canadian organizations use SM
The vast majority of businesses say social media has the potential to impact their corporate brand and as a result are placing more importance on its use.
The recent G20 Summit hosted in Toronto will long be remembered for its $1-billion security price tag, frustrating road closures to allow for motorcades travelling to and from Pearson International, street demonstrations both anarchical and sedate, and occasional photo-ops involving the visitors and their happy host.

‘Greenwashing’ discourages eco-behaviour

Canadians are getting cynical about companies that make false environmental claims, which may be leading them to lead less eco-friendly lives, a new study suggests.

Consumers will pay more
for eco pots

For the sake of sustainability, consumers are willing to put their money – at least some of it – where their mouths are, according to a Purdue University-led study.
April 26, 2010, Blacksburg, VA – Under the supervision of a Virginia Tech plant pathologist, a group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students isolated and characterized a formerly unknown group of bacteria.

Canadian nursery
seedlings in orbit

A few small bits of New Brunswick are floating in space, having been carried to the International Space Station by the shuttle Discovery last week.

The dirt on biodegradable plant pots

The demand for more eco-friendly products has led to the development of biodegradable containers, meant specifically for the greenhouse industry.
April 9, 2010, Wageningen, the Netherlands – Scientists from the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen UR have developed a system for the automated evaluation of the germination capacity of large quantities of seed samples.

Christmas in July sales
a good idea: report

A Unity Marketing Gifting study finds that most consumers start their Christmas shopping early and this is something retailers should take advantage of.

Shoppers want retailers to be tech-savvy: survey
Consumers are clamouring for access to retailers’ products and information through the web, and retailers that fall behind technologically run the risk of losing customers to more tech-savvy competition. 

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