Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


Biography of Food, Elora

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MPP Liz Sandals, Lois Neeb and Mike McMorris

MPP Liz Sandals, Lois Neeb and Mike McMorris

Good data supports better business decisions, but many small-scale food companies often can’t afford the cost of inventory and sales systems. Enter bioLinks. This innovative system uses barcodes and QR codes to track food products from farm to consumer, facilitating feedback up and down the food chain. bioLinks not only gives business owners crucial data, it also helps them tell a story behind the food they produce. With hardware costs of just over $1,000 and an annual subscription fee of $2,000, bioLinks is helping Ontario’s small businesses compete with big producers, enhance their traceability capabilities, improve product quality, capitalize on food trends and respond to consumer demand for more information about the food they eat.


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