Food and nutrition industry

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Québec is a world leader in food and nutrition research. The city’s numerous research centres and institutions of higher learning power the industry and boost business growth. Local agri food entrepreneurs passionate about local, organic food and healthy eating develop and market an abundance of value added products. This synergy drives concerted efforts and initiatives that are moving the industry forward by leaps and bounds.

Food innovation bodies

Québec NUTRI

Food processing and health technology cluster

AG-Bio Centre

Incubator and accelerator supporting the growth of innovative companies

GastronomiQc Lab

The only joint research unit of its kind in North America, with projects that combine science and nutrition and promote Québec cuisine abroad. An initiative of Université Laval and Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ).

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Food and nutrition events

  • Recent Advances and Controversies in the Mesurement of Energy Metabolism (RACMEM) - 2022
  • Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference (virtual) - 2021
  • 5th International CIGR Conference (Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - virtual) 2021
  • Colloque international sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition à l'heure des changements climatiques 2017
  • International Conference on Polyphenol and Health  2017
  • 8th International Strawberry Symposium 2016
  • International Conference in Engineering and Food 2015
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    Explore the fascinating side of an event that’s all about…strawberries?

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