The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has announced grant awards in excess of €6 million for research projects being undertaken, on a collaborative basis, by researchers from Institutions across the island of Ireland.
The awards cover a broad range of research activities from sustainable food production at farm level right through to innovations in the processing sector. Many of the projects funded are applied and pre-commercial in nature and there is also a heavy emphasis on research involving the modern biosciences. Funded projects include research on novel marine derived agents for the control of salmonella in pork and a project looking at lamb meat flavour based on the animal’s diet.
Friday September 13, 2013/ Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine/ Ireland.