…Speaking on the theme of the conference, titled:“Innovations in Food Science and Technology for Sustainable Economic Growth”, Director, Department of Bioresources Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Prof. Michael Ngadi said Nigeria must be adequately prepared against any possible outbreak of food crisis through innovative and creative ideas.

All Africa



Classified as: food, innovation, Sustainability
Published on: 16 Nov 2018

Like a high-tech vending machine, but with lettuce!

A group of McGill Bioresource Engineering students have developed a project, funded by the Sustainability Projects Fund, that has installed the first autonomous controlled-environment growth chamber display on the Macdonald campus.  Pierce Dias Carlson, Rachael Warner, Leo McGuire and Connor Miller each offer a unique skill-set in successfully creating a productive autonomous growth chamber.

Classified as: Controlled environment agriculture
Published on: 27 Aug 2018

Les fermes du Québec génèrent chaque année 75 millions de tonnes de plumes de poulets! Une partie est réduite en farine et ajoutée à la nourriture animale, mais le reste finit souvent dans les poubelles. Marie-Josée Dumont, professeure au Département de génie des bioressources à l’Université McGill, ne pouvait imaginer laisser une telle ressource gratuite et disponible en aussi grande quantité finir sa vie aux ordures.

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Classified as: plumes de poulets, super absorent gels, chicken feathers, recycling
Published on: 22 Aug 2018

Congratulations to PhD candidate Emmanuella Ellis (BRE-Supervisor Michael Ngadi) and Kajou teammates for capturing the “Audience Prize” at the recent 2018 World Vision Food Security Social Innovation challenge. Kajou is an agri-food venture that seeks to transform the cashew value chain in Côte d'Ivoire. By processing the cashew nut and fruit with local cooperatives, Kajou aims to offer a socially sourced product to key markets while providing sustainable opportunities to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Classified as: Kajou, Social Innovation
Published on: 13 Aug 2018

NutriPulse has captured 3rd  place in the 2018 World Vision Food Security Social Innovation challenge!   Co-Founders and PhD candidates Josephine Ampofo (FdSci), Adeyemi Adegbenjo (BRE) and Zeyan Zhong  (FdSci) will spend the next year building their project.

Classified as: NutriPulse, Social Innovation
Published on: 13 Aug 2018

Congratulations to James McGill Professor Vijaya Raghavan, Bioresource Engineering, who is the 2018 recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' (ASABE) International Food Engineering Award. This award recognizes Raghavan's dedication to promoting agricultural and biological engineering internationally.

Part of the citation reads:

Classified as: Vijaya Raghavan, Post-harvest engineering
Published on: 2 Aug 2018

Participants, including scientists from McGill University, Canada, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, NGOs, representatives from processing machineries industry, small and micro level food enterprises, push cart vendors and farmers took part in the workshop.

Times of India


Classified as: small millets, food process engineering
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Vijaya Raghavan, Professor, McGill University, which is one of the collaborators of the project, said that promoting the consumption of small millets was not only key for addressing malnutrition related issues, but also to address climate change.

The Hindu


Classified as: malnutrition, climate change, small millets
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Congratulations to Jan Adamowski (Bioresource Engineering) and Elena Bennett (Natural Resource Sciences) on their induction into the Royal Society of Canada. The announcement was made in September, and the induction ceremony was held in late November.


Classified as: royal society of canada, Jan Adamowski, elena bennett
Published on: 11 Dec 2017

McGill University researchers [Grant Clark & Chandra Madramootoo] at Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got some welcome news Monday when the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for research projects that will help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Classified as: Research, greenhouse gas emissions
Published on: 14 Jun 2017

Bioresource Engineering professors Grant Clark  and Shiv Prasher, along with colleagues Dr. Maryam Kargar (Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Manager), Masters student Marcelo Frosi, Dr.

Classified as: bioresource engineering, City of Montreal, tree survival, water uptake
Published on: 19 Apr 2017


Harry Pelissero is the general manager of Egg Farmers of Ontario, which has been working with Michael Ngadi, a professor of bioresource engineering at McGill University, to develop a machine that selects female eggs before they're hatched.

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Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, bioresource engineering, Michael Ngadi, egg culling, new technology
Published on: 23 Jun 2016


There was good news all around for the Quebec agri-food sector in the recent provincial budget.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, innovation, natural ingredients, McGill Agri-Food Innovation Network, Agrifood innovation, food and innovation
Published on: 23 Mar 2016

Before that beautiful salmon filet lands on your plate, a lot of less appetizing stuff gets stripped away: By one estimate, the global seafood industry produces 64 million metric tons of waste each year. A new study suggests a potentially sweeter fate for all those heads and guts: They can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon (Energy Fuels 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01671).

Classified as: bioresource engineering, biofuel, seafood waste, Shrikalaa Kannan, turning waste into biofuel
Published on: 16 Dec 2015


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