The innovative nature of Saskatchewan's research community has led to Saskatchewan being recognized as the Canadian leader in agricultural biotechnology. The world is shifting its reliance from a non-renewable or petroleum based economy to a renewable bioeconomy. Saskatchewan is escalating its efforts and investments in science and technology for the new bioeconomy. The investments will expand agriculture beyond traditional food and feed to bio-based industrial and consumer products made from renewable feedstocks.
The work conducted by the research chairs in this area lays a foundation for the creation of new markets and additional demand for crops. The research may lead to realization of significant value-added potential for primary commodity crops produced in Saskatchewan.
The two SRP Chairs in the Food and Bioproducts Development theme are:
Dr. Martin Reaney
Dr. Michael Nickerson
- Goal – To enhance value-added processing of crops grown in Saskatchewan, through innovative outputs from research in lipid quality and utilization.
- Goal – To enhance value-added processing of crops grown in Saskatchewan, through novel outputs from research and development in protein quality and utilization.