News - Over the past few decades, Quebec City has made the transition from an economy primarily based on the traditional sectors to one based on new technology-related research and innovation, known as the knowledge economy. n 2012, the Quebec City region was named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the prestigious international contest organized by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). It was also ranked among the Smart 21 Communities in 2010 and 2011. Nearly 400 applications from cities and regions around the world are evaluated each year.
News - Last February 23, at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards gala held in Paris, the collection of four cookbooks Papilles pour tous! by Chef Stéphane Modat and his collaborator François Chartier, took top honors by receiving the coveted "Best food and wine pairing book" in the world.
News - Food safety is a global concern, not only because of the importance for public health, but also because of its impact on international trade. Effective and harmonized food safety systems shall manage and ensure the safety and suitability of food in each link of the supply chain. For this reason, Maison Orphée got this certification of management systems ISO 22000.
News - Discover the latest findings on nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics as they relate to obesity, aging, cancer, diabetes and its cardiometabolic factors, inflammation and oxidative stress as well as translation into nutrition and personnalized medicine.
News - Atrium Innovations announces that it has entered into a joint venture contract with Fosun Industrial, incorporated in Hong Kong, wholly owned of Shanghai-based Fosun Pharma for the purposes of distributing Atrium brands in China. According to IMS Health Incorporated, Fosun Pharma is one of the top five domestic pharmaceutical companies in the People’s Republic of China by revenue, in the pharmaceutical manufacturing segment. The new joint venture will operate under the FOSIUM Innovations name.
News - Congebec Logistics, the largest provider of refrigerated logistics services in Quebec and the second largest in Canada, announces that it acquired the assets of Westco MultiTemp Distribution Centres Inc. These purchased assets consist of 4 temperature controlled warehouses located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and in Alberta, having a total area of 610,000 square feet and includes over 12 acres of prime land in Calgary available for future expansion.
News - The work of Professor Frédéric Calon and his team at Centre de recherche du CHUQ appears on the prestigious list of top 10 discoveries in 2012 selected by Québec Science magazine.
News - Consuming omega-3s modifies the expression of hundreds of genes, even in subjects who follow the recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide to the letter, according to a study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
News - Hortau Inc., a Quebec City-based company that designs and manufactures cutting-edge irrigation management technologies, and Avrio Capital, Canada's leading private equity firm focused on food and agriculture, today announced a $3-million equity financing that will allow Hortau to consolidate its position as the leading precision irrigation management company in North America. Hortau is recognized as one of the world's leading innovators in irrigation management. Its Irrolis™ 3 system considerably reduces the amount of water needed to irrigate agricultural fields, thereby improving environmental performance and yield.
News - Desjardins Group has now revealed the 2012 recipients of the Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards and Fonds coopératif d’aide à la relève agricole grants. The awards, presented yesterday at the annual gala, recognize entrepreneurial excellence as well as outstanding contributions to economic development by ten companies, two figures from the business world and three young farmers.