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Governments invest more than $4.8 million for agriculture research

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $4.8 million for 22 projects under the Ag Action Manitoba Research and Innovation Activity Stream, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler, announced today at the St. Boniface Hospital.
 
Researchers at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre will be receiving more than $650,000 to conduct four separate studies on the economic and health related effects of flaxseed and flax milk. Areas of study include the effect of flax milk on chemotherapy side-effects experienced by breast cancer patients; how flax milk can improve arterial hypertension; how memory and cognition are affected by flaxseed; and comparing the effects of fish oil to flax oil.
 
The Ag Action Manitoba Research and Innovation Activity Stream provides grant funding for researcher and industry-led projects that contribute to the development of agricultural knowledge and skills and improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Manitoba’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sectors.
Source : Government Of Canada