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Pepper grower encourages food bank support
One of Ontario's largest greenhouse bell pepper producers is planting seeds that he hopes will put an abundance of fresh produce on the tables of tens of thousands of hungry Ontarians.
July 24, 2009, Columbus, OH — We love eating tomatoes during the summer. What are their best qualities, nutrition-wise? The tomato is an incredible food. Not only is it low in calories and high in fiber and nutrients, it’s relatively inexpensive and it can be used in a wide variety of ways.
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Tomatoes loaded
with health benefits

The tomato is an incredible food. Not only is it low in calories and high in fibre and nutrients, it’s relatively inexpensive and has a variety of uses.
July 18, 2009 – MGS Horticultural Inc. (MGS) has entered into an agreement to distribute Syngenta’s vegetable seeds in the Canadian and U.S. greenhouse markets.
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MGS distributing Syngenta greenhouse seeds
MGS Horticultural Inc. (MGS) has entered into an agreement to distribute Syngenta’s vegetable seeds in the Canadian and U.S. greenhouse markets.
April 24, 2009, Leamington, Ont. – Kristen Callow is stepping down the end of this month as general manager of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers association.
April 16, 2009, Leamington, Ont. — The Ontario government is providing $48,500 to help publish a recipe book highlighting Ontario greenhouse vegetables.
March 16, 2009 – The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), a national industry association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers, is pleased to announce the first certification issued to a member who successfully completed the CHC On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) Certification Program.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Red Hat completes CHC
OFFS certification

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), a national industry association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers, is pleased to announce the first certification issued to a member who successfully completed the CHC On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) Certification Program.
Feb. 12, 2009, Leamington, Ont. — For the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, notes this Leamington Post news story, it’s all about educating the consumer. | READ MORE
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New cookbook touts greenhouse food
For the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, notes this Leamington Post news story, it’s all about educating the consumer.
Feb. 11, 2009 – Ohio State University scientist Esther van der Knaap, whose discovery and cloning of a gene that controls tomato shape hit the cover of the prestigious journal Science earlier this year, has received the 2008 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
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Tomatoes: the shape of things to come?
Ohio State University scientist Esther van der Knaap, has received the 2008 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
An increasing number of greenhouse growers in Alberta and British Columbia are growing specialty crops and taking them directly to market.
Oct. 31, 2008, Ottawa – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Laval University and IPL Inc. of Saint-Damien were honoured earlier this year at the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT) Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards ceremony for the development of a reusable and recyclable container specifically intended for shipping and handling fresh horticultural products, the SmartCrate.
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