A $3-million grant to kick-start research on sustainable food production

Guelph University’s Ralph Martin hopes to couple funding from Loblaw with government grants for research into areas such as food waste


Ralph Martin has something every researcher wants – money. This summer, he started his new job as Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph, backed by a $3 million grant from the grocery giant. Now all he has to do is find research projects that fit the mandate and couple his industry money with government cash.

Better Farming - November 2011