2 Zero Hunger

SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Teaching and Learning:

Research: 

  • Features of the Food Processing Pilot Plant includes a 1,100 square metre facility, provincially registered, product development kitchen, as well as a sensory analysis lab and a wide variety of pilot scale food processing equipment.
  • The Functional Foods Sensory Laboratory on Grenfell Campus, and the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre, a partnership of Grenfell Campus and College of the North Atlantic, will receive funding to increase their capacity as supports for Newfoundland and Labrador.This partnership demonstrates a commitment to facilitating agrifood research and entrepreneurial activities.

Public Engagement:

  • Memorial University is poised to make significant contributions to agriculture science and food security in Labrador and the province through the acquisition of an 85-acre farm in Labrador and the establishment of a centre to support northern agricultural research, education and food security.
  • Memorial University researchers are addressing food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador. Assistant professor Dr. Sarah Matin in the Department of Political Science Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences recieved $50 000 to work with Food First NL, the provincial non-profit organization dedicated to advancing food security. Here, she leads a community-driven project to increase capacity for the organization. This project will highlight local knowledge and skills through a creative partnership between academia and the wider community.