Eight Foodtech Projects Receive More Than $2.5m From the Canadian Food Innovation Network

Jan 17, 2023 | In the News

The funding supports innovative projects across the food value chain, including supply chain digitization, alternative proteins, and sustainable packaging

GUELPH, ON, — The Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) is investing $2,545,030 into eight projects, valued at over $5M through the organization’s Food Innovation Challenge and Innovation Booster Programs.

The Food Innovation Challenge funding recipients are:

Theory Mesh (Winnipeg, MB): Creating A More Sustainable Beef and Dairy Supply Chain Through Controlled Environment Agriculture and Digitization

Funding: $1,287,025.00

TheoryMesh is partnering with CubicFarm Systems Corp. and EcoDairy to create a traceable and transparent supply chain for beef and dairy. By connecting all the players and data points throughout the supply chain, consumers will be able to pull up sustainability data on grocery store products using a QR code and ensure that the provenance of their food is verifiable at point of sale.

Blockchain will be used to capture verifiable data at all points within the supply chain and machine learning will be used to optimize the supply chain for sustainability and ensure the quality and safety of consumer products.

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