The Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) at the University of Alberta is a unique department, the first of its kind in North America, reflecting the integration of many disciplines across Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. AFNS is committed to achieving excellence in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge with the goal of improving the health and quality of life. Disciplines range from primary production and biotechnology in plant and animal sciences, to innovative food and agri-food products, and human nutrition and wellness. The Department boasts 68 professors, 30 adjunct professors, over 250 graduate students, and more than 300 research and support staff, and includes the divisions of Animal Science, Plant Biotechnology, Food Science and Bioresource Technology, and Human Nutrition.
New program allows consumers to adopt a heritage chicken and get a dozen farm fresh eggs from five heritage breeds every other week.
UAlberta researchers have found a way to replace artificial preservatives in bread to make it tastier.
UAlberta researchers receive $495,000 toward common goal of using bacteria found in yogurt to replace chemical food preservatives.