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Food and nutrition research to receive $3.8 million boost

Published on Jun 23, 2014 12:34 PM

SINGAPORE - The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will invest $3.8 million in joint food and nutrition research projects.

Five research teams based in Singapore and New Zealand were selected to receive the funding, said A*Star in a statement on Monday.

They will study various aspects of food and nutritional science, including understanding Asian consumer insights and optimising diets for infant and maternal nutrition.

The collaboration is a result of an agreement signed between A*Star and MBIE in June 2013, and each side will provide half of the total funding. The research projects will commence this month.

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