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Springboard members help urban farm adopt greener practices 

From the Springboard Content Lab   A research collaboration by Springboard, Acadia University and Saint Mary’s University is helping a Nova Scotia vertical farm adopt more sustainable practices by using a natural growing medium and by recycling harvest by-products to grow food.   Jason Wolfe co-founded Urban Lighthouse Farm in 2023 with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of food production and increasing food […]

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StFX professor leading international research into the use of plant proteins in alternative seafood

From StFX Newsroom:  “From her food research lab at St. Francis Xavier University, human nutrition professor Dr. Marcia English is leading an exciting research challenge that may directly impact the food on one’s plate—and help mitigate climate impacts of global seafood consumption.” Full article here.

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Meet the prof on a mission to revive flax and linen production in NS

From CBC Nova Scotia (October 20, 2023) Jennifer Green is driving to farms across the province, hoping to drive the growth of an industry. She is an associate professor of textiles and fashion at NSCAD University. For full story, go here.

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Growing diversity in NS’s food supply chain

From Bioenterprise Canada‘s October Newsletter: Growing diversity in NS’s food supply chain. Urban Lighthouse Farm’s journey included connecting with researchers at Acadia Office of Industry & Community Engagement & Saint Mary’s University – two of #SpringboardAtlantic‘s member institutions active in the #AgTech & #Agriculture space! Full story here:

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Research that Matters: How a robot created by a Moncton university professor could help safeguard the future of our lobster industry

Research That Matters is written by Jim Meek, Public Affairs Atlantic, on behalf of the Association of Atlantic Universities (info@atlanticuniversities.ca) “I have seen the future, and it is a lobster-processing robot at the Université de Moncton (UMoncton). Moulay Akhloufi, a computer science professor and superstar of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) world, leads the team that designed the brains and central nervous system of the […]

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Acadia & Ocean’s Pride Fisheries

The global sea cucumber market is growing, and Atlantic Canada is quickly becoming a key supplier, but little is known about this underwater creature. Marine researchers at Acadia University are informing this industry by studying sea cucumber stocks to estimate the abundance and distribution of sea cucumbers in Nova Scotia’s waters. This video shows off the collaboration between Acadia’s researchers and Ocean Pride […]

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