Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange
The MAKE - Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange - where we share Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences research that is shaping agriculture and food production in Manitoba and around the world. Research covers protein foods innovations, food safety and nutrition, crop breeding, animal care, environment health, sustainability practices to continuously improve our shared food system and more.
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Food chemist receives recognition
Rotimi Aluko, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, is being honoured for his significant contributions to food science research.
Contribution to Organization funding assists innovation
The CtO program provides up to $5,000 in funding to enterprises for technical assistance performed within the Faculty.
New professor seeks to connect nutritional strategies with chronic disease prevention
Dylan MacKay joined the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences as Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Chronic Diseases, with a cross appointment in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine – Section Endocrinology on January 1, 2022.
Soil scientist seeks to address agroecosystem challenges through lens of sustainability
Afua Mante joined the Department of Soil Science as Assistant Professor in Soil Physical Processes on January 16, 2022.
Homegrown solution for farmers looking to increase yields
The effects of climate change, coupled with the rising costs of land, machinery, fuel, pesticides and fertilizers, have agricultural producers looking for alternative, innovative solutions to increase yields.
New professor to study therapeutic potentials of animal microbiomes
Hooman Derakhshani joined the Department of Animal Science as Assistant Professor in Applied Animal Microbiology on January 1, 2022.
New Food and Human Nutritional Sciences department head looks forward to opportunities
Cristina Rosell joined the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences as Head and Professor on January 16, 2022. Trained as a pharmacist, Cristina shifted her interest to the design and development of innovative foods based on grains.
Protein strategy to position Manitoba as leader
Manitoba took another major step toward becoming a global leader in sustainable protein production with the release of the Manitoba Protein Research Strategy, a comprehensive research plan that will form the blueprint for the province’s ultimate success in this burgeoning market segment.
Breeding perennial wheatgrass
Doug Cattani has been working to develop Prairie-friendly intermediate wheatgrass (IWG) cultivars for the last decade.
Covering exciting research from field to plate and everywhere in between.
Microorganisms in our food and in our bodies
The unseen world of microbiology is hard to navigate. Dr. Claudia Narvaez explains the role of microbiology in food safety and the importance of understanding germs and bacteria to ensure safety and true cleanliness. Topics span your microbiome, the cleanliness of your counter top, and the biofilm that bacteria can produce to resist your typical clean up.
Claudia Narvaez is an associate professor in Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research includes the development of suitable interventions to reduce the presence of pathogenic organisms in the food continuum.
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