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Nanotechnology to build better pesticide?


November 30, 2009
By The Canadian Press

Nov. 30, 2009, Toronto – Ontario is
providing $3.8 million to a company that’s using nanotechnology to build a
better pesticide for farmers.



Nov. 30, 2009, Toronto – Ontario is
providing $3.8 million to a company that’s using nanotechnology to build a
better pesticide for farmers.

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Government officials say the money
will help Toronto-based Vive Nano build a plant that’s expected to create 19
new jobs over two years.

The company uses an environmentally
friendly process to create nanotechnology-based products and materials. Its
first target involves reformulating pesticides so that the active ingredient is
more effective, allowing farmers to use less of the chemicals.

Provincial officials say the company
is also looking at new products that could have an impact on fuel cell
development, water treatment and environmental cleanups.


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