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Liberals to send $2.7 million to Alberta for government food processing facility

Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.

Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.

The fully-equipped pilot plant and product development facility in Leduc is run by the provincial government and employs food scientists, engineers, and technologists.

The investment—augmented by $919 thousand from the Alberta government and a $700 thousand industry contribution—will help the centre purchase, install, and operate fractionation equipment.

This new equipment allows the centre to support companies in developing new plant-based foods and products. Agri-food producers will be able to turn their pulse crops—such as peas, lentils, and chickpeas—into higher value ingredients and finished products in preparation for export.

The federal funding—which technically is $2,682,249—will come through Western Economic Diversification Canada.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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