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In 2018, five agricultural leaders, whose influences span more than 150 years, will be inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. The late William Beaty, William (Barry) Hill, Harvey Graham, the late Gordon Leitch and the late James Morrison have all been selected by the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame…
In a new initiative, the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) is launching a new public advisory panel. The College is currently seeking applications from members of the non-veterinary public to fill 10 positions on a panel. CVO says this is an opportunity for those who own animals or are…
Are you interested in developing a strong business and growing your success? Sign up for free agri-food online courses and - for a limited time - free in-person workshops.Take advantage of the courses to sharpen your competitive edge by gaining skills and knowledge in farm business practices, food safety and…
The provincial government will invest up to $713 million toward a unique agreement between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to further discovery and innovation and position Canada as a world leader in agri-food.Through the renewed OMAFRA-U of G agreement, OMAFRA…
France will ban eggs laid by battery cage hens and sold in supermarkets by 2022, the agriculture minister confirmed this week, however the ban will not apply to ingredient eggs used in processed products. | READ MORE
The idea now is to build on that push and establish McDonald’s as a top-tier chicken restaurant — rather than just a burger joint.Decades after adding chicken sandwiches to its menu, the Golden Arches has made becoming a “credible chicken player” one of its top priorities, according to internal McDonald’s…
Animal Health Australia has received more than 100,000 submissions on draft national poultry guidelines, and cage eggs was one of the most contentious.The draft Australian animal welfare standards and guidelines for poultry will replace the 15-year-old voluntary regulations. The guidelines cover all aspects of poultry farming but cage eggs are…
A Japanese scientist and his team have cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy—by using proteins taken from egg white.Yusuke Yamada, a professor at Osaka City University, said his team has managed to use protein from egg white as a "tool" for producing hydrogen, a powerful…
Ontario is supporting farmers and agri-food businesses to improve their energy efficiency, save money and fight climate change through two new programs from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate…
A highly contagious strain of bird flu (H5N6) has been reported at chicken farms near Seoul. In a recent statement, the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it confirmed a "highly pathogenic strain of H5N6 avian influenza" on a chicken farm in Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province.According…
Maple Leaf Foods recently announced the closing of its acquisition of Field Roast Grain Meat Co., a leading manufacturer and brand of premium grain-based 'meat' and vegan cheese products, for USD$120 million plus related costs.Field Roast has established a leadership position and considerable brand equity in the rapidly growing premium…
Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, has announced the introduction of its elite level feed technology suite into the Canadian market, under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.The launch of Biotica introduces Nuscience feed technology across Canadian poultry, swine and ruminant sectors,…
The 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) had more than 31,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world, approximately the same as last year. In addition, the show has more than 521,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,218 exhibitors. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry…
January 16, 2018, Mississauga, Ont. – A group of Canadian food and beverage manufacturers have formed a new organization.
August 23, 2017  – McDonald’s said Wednesday that it is broadening its move away from serving chicken fed with certain antibiotics.The fast-food titan said it will no longer buy chicken raised in other countries that has been treated with antibiotics also used by humans and deemed important to fighting serious infection.…

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