Canada is the world's largest exporter of oats and participation funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative in an international research project will help to ensure it can maintain this position.
Among other achievements, the Food and Water Safety project funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative has provided a first-ever national perspective on where to find potentially deadly strains of E. coli in our environment.
The Genomics R&D Initiative investment in the Food and Water Safety research project has returned extensive benefits to Canadians, enhancing what is already one of the most respected food safety systems in the world.
New knowledge and tools developed through the Food and Water Safety project funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative will enable Canada to better address some of the most serious threats to our food and water supply—E. coli and Salmonella Enteritidis—including the capacity to identify different strains of these bacteria quickly and with high confidence.
With funding from the Genomics R&D Initiative, federal researchers have collaborated in reducing the time it takes to identify E. coli O157: H7 in food to as little as 20 minutes.
The Genomics R&D Initiative funds collaborative research projects that combine resources and expertise to deliver impressive results.