The city is spending $200,000 to kick-start a new food technology initiative at the Accelerator Centre.
he food and beverage processing industry:
•More than 1,400 local farms earn at least two times more in farm receipts than the provincial average per acre
•Food production is the second largest industry in the province, next to automobile production
•There are 100 processors and distributors locally
•Conestoga College recently opened its Institute for Food Processing Technology
•Food production began in Waterloo Region in the 1800s
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