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Genome Canada launches $30M initiative to reduce carbon footprint in agriculture and food manufacturing

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Genome BC is committed to supporting BC-based research funded through this initiative and can provide co-funding up to 25% for eligible projects that are approved

This initiative will help reduce the carbon footprint and support the economic growth of Canadian agriculture and food systems. (CNW Group/Genome British Columbia)

VANCOUVER — Genome Canada has launched a new $30 million Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems genomics initiative to reduce the carbon footprint and support the economic growth of Canadian agriculture and food systems.

Climate change poses a significant risk to agriculture, aquaculture and food production systems and will increasingly impact the availability of food and other vital resources. Innovative new technologies, products and approaches are required to reduce emissions, maintain productivity and competitiveness and ensure food security at home and abroad.

“This initiative will help us turn genomics research and innovation into solutions that support and strengthen BC’s food producers, supply chains and the broader food system,” said Pascal Spothelfer, President and Chief Executive Officer at Genome British Columbia (Genome BC).

Genome BC is committed to supporting BC-based research funded through this initiative and can provide co-funding up to 25% for eligible projects that are approved for funding by Genome Canada.

Researchers with an interest in this initiative have until June 27th to submit a draft registration to Genome BC. Full details on how to apply are available on the Genome BC website (www.genomebc.ca) under Funding Programs.

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