Innovative food businesses have been focusing on this protein for a few years now. The Future of Food and Farming Forum in 2015 was abuzz with its potential. And it's been growing exponentially as a nutritious, environmentally-friendly alternative protein on plates across the globe.
We're talking about insects.
Check out our
blog, where we take a closer look at this rising protein star, and highlight
some forward-thinking Canadian entrepreneurs that realized the industry's potential and hopped on board with the growing movement a few years ago.
We had the pleasure of talking with one of these Ontario businesses, Entomo Farms, a global leader in the cultivation of cricket flour, cricket powder and insect protein. Read more here.
Halton Region's 5th annual Agricultural Forum will focus on the importance of soil health in sustainable crop production, and is taking place this Thursday, March 30, from 7-9 p.m. at Country Heritage Park in Milton.
The provincial and federal governments have added four new project categories under the Growing Forward 2 Program that are dedicated to helping farmers transition to a low carbon economy, aiming to support Ontario farmers while boosting energy efficiency on farming operations.
Applications will be accepted in two intake periods: from April 4 to April 18, 2017, and from May 12 to June 1, 2017.
As part of the process, they are reaching out to agriculture and food producers, consumers, businesses and organizations. The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and is up until the end of the month
- so if you're interested,
offer your feedback as soon as possible.