Our food shapes so much of our lives, and most importantly, our health. The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) is the only research group of its kind in the world - an innovative partnership between St. Boniface Hospital, the University of Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. CCARM is dedicated to investigating and understanding the potential health-related benefits of functional foods, nutraceuticals and natural health products. It is also looking at how food products can manage disease and alleviate the economic burden on our health care system while simultaneously benefiting the agriculture sector. "If we can understand the exact health & economic benefits to growing crops that can reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and inflammatory conditions, the Canadian health care system and the Canadian economy will benefit enormously going forward," said Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital.
"The right foods can change the face of healthcare," Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director Research, St. Boniface Hospital.