Food and Farming across the Golden Horseshoe
Reducing Waste + Growing Revenue with Upcycled Food

Anthesis Provision hosted a webinar on June 23rd to highlight upcycling and the untapped opportunities it holds for food and beverage companies.

With the industry facing a number of unprecedented challenges, the webinar highlighted how upcycling can help build resiliency into the supply chain, increase profits, reduce climate impact, and bring more food back into the supply chain for human consumption. And the research shows that consumers are interested!
Finding Farm Fresh Food

Summer is officially here and farm markets are ready for visitors!

If you're looking for farm-fresh local food across the Golden Horseshoe, check out (and share!) these online maps and resources.
A new online platform has launched in Ontario, pairing chefs and food entrepreneurs with short-term commercial kitchen space. Described by its founders as an Airbnb for kitchens, Syzl aims to bridge the gap between culinary professionals looking for space to work and kitchen operators with unused facilities.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced the 12 finalists of the Business Models Streams for the Food Waste Reduction Challenge. The Challenge, launched in November 2020 under the Food Policy for Canada, aims to deliver high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada. Read about the finalists in the link below.
 Loblaw Companies Limited has announced plans to build a 1.2 million square foot logistics and distribution centre in East Gwillimbury, which is expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs to the community.
As food prices soar, are farmers getting paid more? Our friend Avia Eek from Eek Farms in the Holland Marsh was recently on The Evan Solomon Show discussing the realities of being a farmer right now. Tune in here.
An Investment in Clean Tech
The federal government has announced an investment of nearly $2 million for Bioenterprise Canada to deliver the FoodShift program, a green initiative that will help southern Ontario agri-business and food processers adopt net-zero technologies.

The project will connect agri-business and food processors looking to adopt clean technologies with cleantech entrepreneurs developing technologies that are ready for market. Read more.

If you're a food or beverage processor in Ontario interested in adopting innovative clean technologies into your operations, visit the Bioenterprise Canada website here.

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