The Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, on behalf of the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of up to $30 million in the Canadian Food Innovators Network (CFIN)
What is Agricultural Biotechnology?
With our growing global population, combined with concerns about food safety and climate change, sustainable agriculture is one of the world’s most important industries.
Agriculture biotechnology (ag biotech) applies to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes. It is a broad category involving many different types of technology and science, including breeding, genetics, microbiome research, synthetic chemistry, and animal health. It also includes precison agriculture and the utilization of data to increase crop output and nutritional value of food.