MAHRN champions a range of diversified yet interlinked projects that address key Manitoba goals including promotion of health and wellness and supporting rural economic development. By building partnerships with growers, SME’s and institutions, MAHRN advances the commercialization of Manitoba’s impressive pipeline of research and development products in agri-food and life sciences. This ability to go from basic discovery, through scale up and commercialization of functional foods, food ingredients and natural health products is unique in the world.
NuEats develops and produces innovative food products that showcase the culture of food innovation that
Functional feed ingredients (FFI) are components that have specific physiological benefits to the host beyond basic nutrition.
Canadian Prairie and US MidWest network focused on plant derived proteins.
What is the Canadian Climate Advantaged Diet (CCAD)?
Our research shows there may be health advantages to eating more crops grown and livestock products processed in Manitoba. Our rich soil, clean water and long days in the summer help crops grow and provide high quality feed for livestock. Adopting the elements of this diet can empower you to make healthier choices. Selecting foods grown on the prairies and in Western Canada also supports local agriculture.
canola, flax, sunflower, pulses(pinto beans), whole grains like oats, emerging crops (buckwheat and hemp, root crops (potatoes and carrots), Saskatoon berries, pork, turkey, beef, dairy products, eggs, bison and honey.
To become part of the Canadian Climate Advantaged Diet (CCAD), crops and livestock products must meet the following criteria:
Provide possible health enhancing effects, such as disease prevention
Produced in a sustainable manner
Contribute to the agri-food sector of Manitoba and Western Canada
Growing Forward 2 is a five-year policy framework for Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sector.
Canada is home to a wide range of ‘foods for health’ produced from the crops we grow and the livestock we raise.