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BIOPRODUCTS UPDATE

Bioplastic projects made from algae, corn starch and other natural materials

October 15, 2018

Could biodegradable plastics made from natural substances such as algae replace fossil-fuel polymers? Here are 10 examples of designers that are experimenting with environmentally friendly alternatives.


Boxing up agricultural field nitrogen

October 15, 2018

Is a simple box and pipe system a solution for farms?


Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer

October 15, 2018

More and more breweries are investing in practices to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Will it pay off? A new study suggests it may.


Council addresses ag labour shortage

October 15, 2018

In total, 26,400 jobs went unfilled in Canadas ag sector, the previous survey found. This employment shortage is projected to rise to an alarming 114,000 workers by 2025.


DARPA creates insect allies to protect food supply

October 15, 2018

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is studying whether insects can be enlisted to combat crop loss during agricultural emergencies.


Hormones, cows and the new trade deal: What you need to know

October 15, 2018

In Canada, farmers are not allowed to give their cows hormones to increase milk production. In the United States, they are. Here are the answers to some often-asked questions.


Ontario grain farmers wanted for survey on digital farming and big data

October 15, 2018

Researchers from the University of Waterloo's School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability are looking for Ontario grain farmers to share their perspectives on digital farming and big data in food production.


Solar Energy Largely Unscathed by Hurricane Florences Wind and Rain

October 15, 2018

Faced with Hurricane Florence's powerful winds and record rainfall, North Carolina's solar farms held up with only minimal damage while other parts of the electricity system failed, an outcome that solar advocates hope will help to steer the broader energy debate.


Soybean oil wax could be a replacement for unrecyclable paraffin wax

October 15, 2018

Development of soybean oil wax would replace a petroleum-based paraffin wax that usually coats cardboard and other products to make them durable and water resistant.