Some of this country’s largest technology companies are backing a $250 million, nationwide industry-led project shortlisted for federal innovation funding and designed to spur economic growth by better utilizing agricultural data. Telus, Microsoft and IBM officials were among the more than 100 attendees who participated in a day-long data discussion organized by the Smart Agri-Food Super Cluster (SASC) in Ottawa, Tuesday. SASC, valued at $250 million and pegged to create up to 300,000 new jobs, is one of two industry-led agriculture innovation projects to be shortlisted for up to $950 million in federal funding. The nearly $1 billion in federal funding was promised in Budget 2017 and earmarked for business-led innovation projects, called “superclusters,” aimed at bolstering Canadian economic growth within select industries and sectors. The United Nations expects the world’s population to reach nine billion people in 2050 — growth that will require Canadian farmers and ranchers to increase production by 70 per cent to meet demand. Canada is currently the world’s fifth largest agriculture exporter. #tech#technology#business#canadianbusiness#invest#investment#investments#investing#farming#agriculture#innovation#fun#instagood#canada#commodities#food
Please give a huge welcome to new TH Citizens, John and Katrina of @bayin_foods ! Did you know that by buying their delicious products, you're hugely helping villages in Myanmar? More below...
"We export food produce from rural areas of Myanmar and give back 10% of our profits to the local schools from where we source. Our initial products are Cold Pressed Sesame and Peanut Oils."
"We have retuned to the school in Myin Sine Village to give back books, pencils, footballs, t-shirts and food for the school. It’s a place that we see as being very lucky to be able to spend time. The villagers are hugely generous with everything and always look after us. But the children are an immense amount of fun to be around. Playing games and smiling. It’s something we always look forward to."
"We have also worked with the UN. This has been to explain how we have achieved being the first to export food produce from Myanmar to help others export from the poorer area’s and help them grow."
More on Bayin tomorrow, or check out their full profile at townhallpeople.com!
Repost from @hough_family_homestead#Ad: Have you wondered about the perfect side dish? You know, the dish that will go with almost anything? I'm pretty positive that I have discovered it, but you'll need some @ricelandfoods Boil-in-Bag rice. Don't worry it doesn't take much time, perfect rice in 10 minutes. #ProntoPerfectRice If you're in my neck of the woods, you'll need to stop by your local Harp's Food Stores.
Easy Cajun Rice Pilaf.... Recipe link in bio.
What's your favorite way to eat rice?
Eat and grow more veggies
Humans are the only species in this world that is confused about their diet. I think if we were close to nature, and grew our food naturally, we must have been sure of our diet. Unfortunately, we have progressed in the knowledge of technology but digressed in self-knowledge. If we were interested in self-knowledge, we would inevitably question our relationship with nature. But we are more interested in money and market, which propels us to market and grow specific products. Over the years, the market has demonized saturated fat; now high saturated fat diets are treating patients with Alzheimers, dementia, and autism. Market recommended us to eat cereals, grains, and base our diet on carbohydrates; now carbohydrates are considered the demon behind all the diseases related to metabolism. Majority of us are confused and eat what is convenient. But whatever the diet trend has been, one thing has been prevalent throughout the ages - eat your veggies and fruits. The wide variety of vegetables and fruits not only provide necessary vitamins, minerals and improve our health, but also encourages multi-cropping which enhances soil-heath, water retention and improves our environment. The choice we make of what to put in our mouth affects a wide variety of people and animals. More of us need to consume more veggies and fruits. Also, farmers need to grow more organic vegetables and fruits in the multi-crop environment instead of grains and cereals. We are all connected and part of food chain, the transition through the chain needs to be smooth so that one shackle of the string does not overload. We are on top of this food chain and are most responsible for imbalance. We need to mend our ways and try to bring the balance back so that we do not overload our future generations.
#repost from @cowspiracy “The Humane Party's Economic Transition Team, who is working on creating a United States economy 100% free of human and non-human animal exploitation, has just published its report analyzing the Distribution of animals in agriculture and manure generated. Some shocking findings were revealed:
The United States produces 8.74 billion pounds per day and 3.19 trillion pounds per year from over 9 billion farmed land animals.
Even more compelling the entire farming industry generates enough manure in just five days to cover the entire continental United States land territory. And in an entire year produces enough manure to cover the continental U.S. 72 times!
Even though this report centers around the manure generated by animals being farmed, manure is only a symptom of the real problem. The underlying problem is the number of animals being farmed for human consumption, which is generating a waste that cannot be effectively used or safely disposed.” #cowspiracy#animalagriculture#animalagricultureisnotsustainable#waste#poopspiracy#environmentaldegradation