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Revolutionizing Fruit Production and Reducing Waste with Vivid Machines

Monday, November 21, 2022

58% of food produced in Canada – or 35.5 million tonnes – is lost and wasted annually, according to this Second Harvest report. It’s an enormous problem with enormous consequences. That’s why companies like Vivid Machines are working to address food loss and waste, specifically along the fruit supply...read more

Agriculture at a Glance: New OFA Infographics

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture has produced the following “Agriculture at a Glance” infographics, showcasing a local snapshot of Durham, York, Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, and Peel. Through these big numbers, we can see the significance of local agriculture! Click on each image below to view the full infographic.read more

GHFFA 2021 Annual Report: a Message from our Director

Thursday, September 22, 2022

From our 2021 Annual Report A Message from the Director September 8, 2022 It has taken a pandemic to show us the strengths and weaknesses of our Canadian food system. Disruptions in supply and distribution of food have taken the headlines in the last year, illustrating that we have...read more

Making the craft beer industry a more equitable and inclusive space

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Canadian craft brewing industry has been rapidly growing over the last decade. Ontario’s craft beer sector alone generates $2 billion in economic growth each year. But beyond numbers, what does the burgeoning industry look like? Chatelaine recently highlighted four women who are working to make the craft beer...read more

Toronto to welcome International Public Markets Conference in 2023

Friday, August 19, 2022

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance is thrilled that the City of Toronto has been selected to host the 11th International Public Markets Conference. The conference will take place next summer from June 8-10, 2023, at various locations throughout Toronto. City staff and public market champions have worked...read more

Reducing Waste and Growing Revenue with Upcycled Food

Monday, June 27, 2022

Reducing food waste has been identified as one of the most important solutions to fighting climate change. Thus, preventing food loss and waste has become top of mind for many businesses — but what about upcycling, too? Anthesis Provision hosted a webinar on June 23rd to discuss upcycling and...read more

New Podcast on Agriculture and Climate Change

Monday, May 30, 2022

The Food & Environment Reporting Network has launched a new podcast about farmers, food and climate change, called Hot Farm. Although the podcast is out of the U.S., its topics and themes are pertinent to us in Canada too. “Every farmer knows that the springs are getting shorter and...read more