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June 18, 2013 – The City of Waterloo on Monday announced the approval of $200,000 of seed funding for Canada’s Technology for Food (CTFF), a project that is designed to produce innovative technology solutions for food and beverage processors in the city.

The brainchild of Waterloo’s Economic Development Committee (WEDC), CTFF is led by Ted McKechnie, former president of Maple Leaf Foods.

Together with the Accelerator Centre, an award-winning centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship funded by the federal and provincial governments, City of Waterloo and other parties, CTFF will support the growth of technologies that advance jobs, improve food safety, increase food and agricultural technology exports, and encourage investment in food processing.

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Canadian Meat Business has been on the cutting edge of Canada’s multi-billion dollar beef, pork and poultry processing and distribution industries since 2002.

CMB is a bi-monthly publication that discusses all aspects of the meat and meat processing industries from the gate to the plate. The magazine offers inside stories from industry professionals and regular features – such as Industry Roundup and Cross Country News – that will keep you up-to-date on news and events across Canada.