Agriculture

Recent work tagged agriculture


Gleise M. Silva and Isha Datar interact on stage while Alison Sunstrum looks on
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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
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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."
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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
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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"
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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
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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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A bar chart showing backyard hen licences in Edmonton from 2016 to 2021, with total active licences growing steadily since 2018, and twice as many new hens registered in 2021 as in the year before
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Cooping with COVID: Interest in backyard hens grew during pandemic

More Edmonton backyards became homes to hens in 2020 and 2021 than in all previous years combined, City of Edmonton data shows. A cap on 50 sites was lifted in 2019, opening the program up at a time when many were at home in search of projects – and thinking more about where their food comes from.

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Three people chat in a yard of garden boxes full of green plants, near a shed with a sign that says "Urban Farm"
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Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow

After a year of significant expansion, the Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow, as staff plan to add infrastructure, further diversify its community of farmers, and open its doors to the public on a regular basis.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "$170,000 Arena Extension To Be Started April 1; Capacity Will Be Increased To Almost 8,000"
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A moment in history: Feb. 9, 1949

On this day in 73 years ago, the wheels were in motion for $170,000 worth of renovations to Edmonton's longest-standing arena, including more seating, new restrooms, and a concession stand.

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