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Tobacco plants may save lives

I get to learn about some pretty neat things in my life as someone who writes about food and farming. The following story, which was released by the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre a few weeks ago, ranks high on my list of all-time favourites.

PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is using tobacco plants to manufacture treatments used to combat critical illnesses like cancer using technology developed by university researchers. Continue reading Tobacco plants may save lives

An engine for economic health

Agriculture is the engine that can bring Ontario’s economy back to a healthy life – and there’s more to farming than just food.

So says the National Post in an article published last week – which I happen to be quoted in, but that’s not really the point of this post (had to just slip a little shame-less self promotion in there…). Continue reading An engine for economic health

Linking food, farming and health

An impressive line up of food and health heavy-weights is scheduled to participate in an upcoming innovation forum in Toronto.

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Continue reading Linking food, farming and health