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A list of the most recent bioproducts updates.
New research explains biochar's 'miraculous' properties
November 15, 2017
Improved understanding of biochar's properties could trigger more widespread commercialization of biochar fertilizers, reducing global dependence on inorganic nitrogen fertilizers
A biological approach to disease protection using bees and a natural agent
November 15, 2017
Bees can provide a helping hand to farmers with a new green technology to fight against major fungal diseases such as sunflower head rot and grey mould.
OFA encourages farmers to comment on Ontario’s draft soil health strategy
November 15, 2017
OMAFRA has released its draft of a provincial soil health strategy for the province and welcomes producers to provide feedback before Dec. 31.
Large U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to glyphosate
November 15, 2017
Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), the study found there was no association between glyphosate, “and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall, including non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and its subtypes”.
Tire trash to cash in the Aussie Outback
November 15, 2017
Along the road westward out of Sydney and into the Never Never, there’s a town called Nevertire, not far from Gin Gin. Scrap tires never go to the landfill in Nevertire.
Common pesticides harming songbirds: Canadian study
November 15, 2017
Newly published research says two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and their sense of direction.
DNA doesn’t lie: new technology authenticates food ingredients
November 15, 2017
Now that scientists can barcode and catalogue the unique DNA sequence of any living being, they’re putting the technology to the test to authenticate food products.
Ag and agri-food in Canada continues to grow: report
November 15, 2017
AAFC says in 2016 agriculture in Canada “maintained its position as a key driver of the Canadian economy, generating $111.9 billion of GDP.”

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