Canada's food processing sector produces goods valued at over $105 billion annually.

Canadian Food Innovators

What’s new? New network supports food and beverage manufacturing innovation and collaboration  

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project spotlight

Getting the health benefits of oats and barley more easily

University of Alberta researchers have teamed up with an Alberta food manufacturer to make it easier for Canadians to get the health benefits of barley and oats.They’ve developed a dry, concentrated form of beta glucan – found in the cell wall of barley and oats – that is ea...

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Improving the taste and texture of frozen fruits and vegetables

In a climate like Canada’s, freezing fruits and vegetables close to harvest time means being able to enjoy them year round.Currently, vegetables are blanched – treated with heat – before they are frozen. This ensures food safety and minimizes freezer burn, but also affects t...

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New technology adds value to under-used agricultural products

A University of Alberta spin-off company is hoping to bring new value to under-used agricultural products  by developing specialized protein drinks for Asian markets.IGY Inc. of Edmonton is working on a technology to solubilize – or liquefy – protein from lower value cuts of ...

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Canadian Food Innovators funded research projects 2018-2023

The following research projects have been funded through the Canadian Food Innovators - Innovateurs canadiens en alimentation (CFI-ICA) research cluster 2018-2023.

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