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Innovation investment needed to grow Canada’s food processing sector

A look at the competitiveness and productivity of our nation’s food manufacturing sector shows a high level of technical efficiency in Canadian firms – but more innovation investment is needed to grow and diversify the industry.

Prof. Getu Hailu, Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and graduate students Natalia Piedrahita and Zili Lai have been studying the opportunities and challenges facing food processing businesses in Canada.

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Meet Kevin, BBRM Student

Kevin Kemmish is a third year student in the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (BBRM) – Environmental Management program. An environmental enthusiast, Kevin enjoys the diverse range of classes offered by the program, from soil science to ecology. Outside of classes, Kevin is also co-president of the University of Guelph Wildlife Club.

Agri-Food Policy Legacy Continues with Gift

A $450,000 gift from the George Morris Centre will enable new agriculture and food policy research and scholarships at the University of Guelph (U of G).

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