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Researchers to explore health aspects of certain foods


April 18, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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An agreement between Agriculture
and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the St. Boniface General Hospital and the
University of Manitoba was recently announced that will boost research
on the health aspects of food components.

An agreement between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the St. Boniface General Hospital and the University of Manitoba was recently announced that will boost research on the health aspects of food components. The agreement will see AAFC investing $17 million to have its scientists working side-by-side with medical researchers to find out what’s behind touted health claims of various foods. The research will take place at the St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre and the newly constructed Asper Clinical Research Institute, with support from the University of Manitoba. The agreement augments a recently established research initiative which created the National Centre for Agri-Food Research in Medicine (NCARM). Construction will get under way in June, 2005, and AAFC scientists are expected to start working in the facility by March 2006. 

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