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New Food Institute created at the University of Guelph

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Arrell Family Foundation has donated $20 million to the University of Guelph to create the Arrell Food Institute, a facility designed to bring together the latest in research, agricultural experience, data, environmental science and business.

The gift will help the university, and Canada, to lead the “agri-food revolution,” according to Prof. Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute. “The same technologies that created the Internet and are transforming medicine are now being applied to farmers’ fields and to food processing factories.”

Part of the donation will go toward creating six annual graduate scholarships worth $50,000 each, as well as an annual conference designed to bring in global food experts.

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