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Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. in Abbotsford, BC has been sold.
Plastic packaging is currently the subject of significant debate, both here in Canada and globally.
Big Marble Farms has announced a 10-acre expansion to their vegetable greenhouse facility, along with a state-of-the-art 6MW cogeneration power plant.
Applications for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Youth Employment and Skills Program are now open.
The Ontario government wants consumers to have their say in choosing the 2019 Consumers' Choice Award for Ontario greenhouse vegetables retail display created by local grocery stores across the province.
The Netherlands and China have partnered to develop four World Horti Centers in China, to be modelled after the World Horti Center in Honselersdijk, NL.
Progress is being made on the B.C. Food Hub Network where communities will host regionally scaled and interconnected food hubs, linking food producers and processors with shared technology, research and development, production equipment, expertise and services.
Globally, the amount of plastic produced in a year is roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity. Only 9 percent of it is recycled, and the rest is slowly degrading in the landfills. The plastic disintegration process takes from several hundred to a thousand years. During this time, plastic is disintegrating into microplastic particles, which get into the ground waters and from them, into our food and environment.
Artemis (formerly Agrilyst), the enterprise Cultivation Management Platform (CMP), announced it has closed a $8 million Series A funding round co-led by Astanor Ventures and Talis Capital with participation from existing investors New York State’s Empire State Development Fund and iSelect Fund. The company has raised $11.75M to date and will use the new funding to rapidly scale sales and expand its team across product, engineering, sales and marketing.
A public consultation is being launched on changes to labelling guidelines for "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada."
The agricultural labour shortage is expected to reach 114,000 vacancies by 2025.
Licensed cannabis producer AgraFlora Organics has announced their acquisition of investment holding firm Organic Flower's assets, which include 20 per cent interest in a Delta greenhouse complex, cannabis product formulations and the rights to a trans-European distribution network.
Flowers Canada (Ontario) sends best wishes to research director Jamie Aalbers as he begins his new role with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA).
Autonomous technology is one of the key themes at GreenTech this year.
The Alberta Cannabis Council (ACC) launched last week to represent their members across the province’s cannabis sector.

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