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Business Wants Sustainable Food

With agriculture research on a down slope, large food companies have begun wading into science and policy realms to ensure the future sustainability of natural resources—and the food business.

The Canadian government is receiving help from the private sector to create a sustainable agricultural industry. “Plant and animal scientist Ralph Martin, a Nova Scotia-based academic and director of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, has been appointed chair of Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph, a post backed by a $3-million grant from Loblaw Cos. Ltd. Prof. Martin’s post at the country’s largest agriculture school is the first privately funded academic chair of its kind in Canada. Its creation is part of the grocery giant’s foray into bringing positive change to the food system.”


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