With more than 25 years of experience in public affairs and communications, Chris Davison is leaving corporate and government affairs in Syngenta’s Guelph, Ontario office to take up a new role in Washington, DC. He is the new head, business sustainability for Syngenta North America.

The Canadian government has launched an app to help businesses interact more easily with federal programs and services.

Canadian agri-food stands to be deeply impacted if the global trade system unravels.  That’s the warning from Al Mussell, Agri-Food Economic Systems research lead. Growers depending on exports of horticultural commodities should take heed.

Temperatures, to date, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley are favouring the start of cherry harvest as early as June 15. Near Oliver, the forecast is for as high as 33°C.

Plastic packaging is currently the subject of significant debate, both here in Canada and globally. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has convened a working group to support food quality and safety while reducing environmental impact of plastics. Here’s a glimpse into the work at hand.