Recent stories about agriculture

A newspaper clipping with the headline "Popularity of Rat Farms Is Not Yet Sure: No Licenses Issued, Though 500 Applications Received"
history agriculture

A moment in history: Feb. 15, 1928

On this day 95 years ago, hundreds of Albertans were angling to find their fortunes in the province's burgeoning muskrat industry.

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Four men smile at the camera in a boardroom with a view of Edmonton skyscrapers
business technology

Startup TNT names its top 20 for three sector summits

Varme Energy is the only Edmonton company with a chance to make it through to the finals of the upcoming Cleantech Investment Summit.

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A seated crowd looks at a stage with Amii's logo projected on a wall
technology food

New Harvest and Amii to explore AI's uses in lab-grown food

A global non-profit dedicated to the advancement of cellular agriculture is collaborating with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) to explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning can contribute to the science behind lab-grown meat.

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Gleise M. Silva and Isha Datar interact on stage while Alison Sunstrum looks on
food agriculture

Panel explores what fair and sustainable future of food will need

At the conclusion of the Chancellor's Forum on Food for the Future, Sen. Paula Simons asked the assembled experts what they imagine we'll be eating in 50 years. Their answers reflected the diversity of their experiences as well as a common desire for equity and environmental sustainability.

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Wyvern's Chris Robson with Edmonton's downtown skyscrapers behind him
technology business

Wyvern secures more funding, gets set to launch satellites

Edmonton-based space imaging company Wyvern has raised another US $7 million, setting it up to launch its first satellites in early 2023.

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A community garden plot in Edmonton. A sign reads "Water Me."
food business

Urban farmers see need for more productive regulatory environment

A decade after the adoption of its food and urban agriculture strategy, Edmonton has made it easier for people to grow food for themselves, but it has a long way to go to enable the kind of agriculture that allows farmers to feed others, advocates say.

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A smiling Jalene Anderson-Baron holds an award in front of a backdrop featuring the Alberta Chambers of Commerce logo
business technology

Future Fields sees growth potential beyond cellular agriculture

Future Fields was founded to grow meat in the lab. It pivoted to generating the growth factor that cellular agriculture depends on. And now its leaders see a whole new opportunity in developing recombinant protein for therapeutics, vaccines, and other such applications.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad reading "50th Anniversary Celebration: Edmonton Exhibition, July 15-20, 1929"
history festivals

A moment in history: June 29, 1929

On this day 93 years ago, the city was preparing for the 50th anniversary of the Edmonton Exhibition. The Golden Jubilee promised a busy couple of days in July: horse races, a dog show, a street parade, and a hydrogen blimp over the city.

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Three feral wild boar on a hill
region business

Wisdom of wild boar farming questioned in light of feral pig problem

While Alberta is grappling with the destructive threat of a growing population of feral wild boar and fears they could soon invade urban areas, there are farmers in the Edmonton area and elsewhere in the province who are still raising them.

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