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Ontario government investing in agri-food research

November 26, 2019   Food in Canada

Researchers say a yeast commonly used in food processing is almost identical genetically to one that causes disease.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting agri-food innovation through an investment of up to $1.85 million in research to help Ontario develop new cutting edge technologies, practices and solutions to tackle modern-day industry problems.

The new Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative is now accepting proposals for advancing research in food safety, trade, market and growth opportunities, automation, and bio-based production systems, with a maximum of $150,000 funding allocation per project.

To be eligible, applicants must have demonstrated the  capacity to perform quality research and be:

  • A university or college
  • A research organization, institute, or foundation
  • An industry organization or business
  • A non-government organization
  • A government or government agency

Federal and provincial government researchers are eligible to collaborate on projects.

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