Food from Thought

The University of Guelph has received $76.6 million from the federal government to start a “digital revolution” in food and agriculture.

The government is investing in U of G’s Food From Thought research project, which will use high-tech information systems to help produce enough food for a growing human population while sustaining the Earth’s ecosystems.

The funding, announced today by Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph-Wellington on behalf of Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, will come from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), which supports world-leading research at universities and colleges.

It’s the largest single federal research investment in U of G history.

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9 things you should know about Food from Thought

It’s about global food security and sustainability.

The next agriculture revolution is a digital revolution. Using big data, researchers will be able to create environmentally sensitive food and agriculture technology.

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