Loblaw Funds New University Chair in Sustainable Food Production

Loblaw Cos. has partnered with the University of Guelph on its sustainable food research and education efforts, donating $3 million to create The Loblaw Cos.

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. [2] here has partnered with the University of Guelph on its sustainable food research and education efforts, donating $3 million to create The Loblaw Cos. Limited Chair in Sustainable Food Production.

The new position will become central to the university’s research focus on creating sustainable food production systems.

"Working together, we can address the very issues that are at the root of today's global pressures around food sustainability," Galen G. Weston, executive chairman of Loblaw Cos., said in a release.

"Through this initiative, we believe we can help to increase Canada's capacity to produce food sustainably, train tomorrow's industry leaders, contribute to policy development, meet consumers' needs and nurture our environment. It represents the defining strategy for Loblaw over the next two decades."

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