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Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.10.2022
Berry good news
Waterloo-led team tackles food insecurity through sustainable year-round berry production in Canada By Katharine Tuerke Faculty of Science Climate change, armed conflict, economic and political instability and natural disasters can all impact food security.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 11.07.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 03.06.2022

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.03.2022
AI on the farm: A new path to food self-sufficiency
AI on the farm: A new path to food self-sufficiency
A team from UdeM's Department of Computer Science and Operations Research is using artificial intelligence (AI) and modeling to optimize and automate winter strawberry production.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 24.02.2022
Growing innovation in the agriculture sector
Ceragen is helping farmers engineer the plant microbiome to increase crop yields By Stephanie Longeway University Relations Danielle Rose works under a pop-up grow tent inside Velocity's main incubator workspace.

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.02.2022
Western roboctics researcher revolutionizes mushroom harvester
Robotic mushroom harvester, operating at Whitecrest Mushrooms Limited, in Putnam, Ont. (Submitted) Ten years ago, local mushroom farmer Murray Good approached engineering professor Mehrdad Kermani with a challenge. Could Kermani and his team develop an autonomous mushroom harvesting robot to address the labour shortage Good and mushroom farmers around the world were facing? Kermani, a world leader in the field of safe human-robot interactions , wasn't sure at first.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.01.2022
More than 20,000 species of legumes listed by the world's scientists
More than 20,000 species of legumes listed by the world’s scientists
The international scientific community has created a validated list of scientific names for legumes.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.12.2021
How effective are school food programs? University of Toronto researchers launch nationwide study
Researchers at the University of Toronto have begun studying school-based meal programs across Canada to better understand which programs work well, how they have functioned during the COVID-19 pandemic - and whether a long-discussed national program could improve child nutrition in this country.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.10.2021
Expert Insights: Ancient techniques may help mitigate effects of Prairie drought
A refurbished Nabataean cistern at the site of Humayma, Jordan. Photo by Craig Harvey By Craig A. Harvey, Special to Western News October 13, 2021 This year witnessed one of the hottest and driest summers in recent history for Western Canada and the American Southwest. The resulting droughts adversely affected food supply and helped send meat prices rising three times faster than inflation.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2021
$2.5 million for the creation of the Réseau québécois de recherche en agriculture durable
Today, the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT), along with its partner the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ) announced the creation of t