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Ont. minimum wage hike forces greenhouses to think cannabis, automation

Greenhouse operators in Ontario say it's a "scary" time to be in the business of growing crops.<p>Some are considering the shift to cannabis production, …

Cannabis
Cannabis

Wine-related firms look to uncork opportunities in marijuana

A growing number of companies that service the wine industry are now pursuing opportunities in the cannabis sector, hoping to generate new revenue …

Cannabis

Barry Sherman was helping to develop ‘pot pill’ for medical marijuana users | Toronto Star

But the owners of the company, with their pharmacy background, speculated that the future of medical marijuana lay in pills that would deliver relief …

Cannabis

Canadian farmers planting more quinoa, kale, hemp and hops as health trends trickle down to farms

The healthy lifestyle trend is trickling down to Canadian farms, which have a adjusted their operations in the last five years to harvest more crops …

Canada

ALR advocates aim to ban pot farms on B.C.'s fertile land

Petitioners claim cannabis rush will threaten food security; B.C. government still silent on issue<p>Every gold rush comes to an end — and sometimes …

How blockchain could revolutionize the food industry

<i>Sylvain Charlebois is professor in food distribution and policy and dean of the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University.</i><p>There has been a lot of noise on cryptocurrencies and bitcoin of late. While some suggest cryptocurrencies are a fraud, others believe them to be the next economic revolution. …

Blockchain

Canada's top wine region heading towards marijuana dominance

The Niagara region of southern Ontario is known around the world as Canada’s premiere wine destination. Over 2.4 million tourists visited the …

Cannabis
Cannabis

Microdistilleries booming in Canada

TORONTO — A boom in craft distilling in the United States and increasing demand from curious millennials acquiring a palate for well-made spirits …

Lagunitas's newest IPA doesn't just smell like marijuana -- it contains actual cannabis extracts

Brewers like to describe super-hoppy IPAs the way that they might talk about marijuana: "dank," "resinous," "sticky." It makes sense, after all: Both cannabis (pot) and Humulus lupulus (hops) are members of the Cannabaceae family of flowering plants, and both rely on compounds called terpenes to …

Beer

How a biotech start-up is making expensive wines without grapes

One of the top bucket-list items for wine connoisseurs is a chance to try one of the winning wines from the Judgment of Paris.<p>The 1976 wine …

Startups

The promise of blockchain technology for the food industry - Food & Beverage

CSIRO’s Data61 has delivered a comprehensive review of how blockchain technology could be adopted across government and industries, including the …

World Economic Forum

Food industry: last frontier of globalization?

THE food industry, starting from the crop harvesting and livestock feeding to processed, packaged stuff on supermarkets shelves to restaurants, fast …

Agriculture

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This woman cooks all her father’s meals and drives him to appointments.<p>6:17 p.m. Today6:17 p.m. Feb. 10, 2018<p>People under the age of 30 are more …

Food in the Future: Medicine, Connection and Information

In my work as a digital health consultant and autoimmune patient advocate, I often reference the convergence of new scientific discoveries (genomics, …

Agriculture

Going Deep On Food Tech: A Look At Digital Disruption In The Food Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The food service industry is one of the largest industries in the world and, in my view, one of the least prepared in terms of embracing technology. …

Innovation

Amazon Launches Ready-to-Cook Meals in Bid to Expand Groceries

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business.<p>Amazon-branded meal kits come with …

eCommerce

Amazon’s foray into groceries means more mergers of food companies, experts say

The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the food industry has gained steam in 2017, and experts are expecting more to come as companies struggle with …

Mergers & Acquisitions
Wineries

A look at the state of the US wine industry

Rob McMillan founded the Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division in 1992, helping it to become the leading provider of financial services to the US fine …

Wine

6 Surprising Ways Wineries Stay in Business

Wineries are expensive to start and complicated to run, and it can take years to turn a profit. Even so, each year an average of 15 new wineries open …

Wine

Does It Pay to Hire Consultants? Evidence from the Bordeaux Wine Industry

Consulting is pervasive in many industries. Yet the use of consultants remains controversial. Why would firms give away key activities to hired guns? Why would these “mercenaries” perform these activities better than in-house employees? Many employees dismiss consultants as people who “borrow your …

Wine

How brands turn customers into devoted followers

Many consumers like the products they buy, but some people go beyond liking. They actively advocate for the companies and concepts behind those …

Mobile wine bottling unit to come to Nova Scotia in spring 2018

Things are about to get a lot easier for some of Nova Scotia’s wineries.<p>Perennia Food and Agriculture, the province’s technical agency supporting the …