Canada invests in grain quality measuring tech for farmers

23-03 | |
A farmer checks grain quality. The new technology is to provide consistent, reliable and transparent grain information in real-time. - Photo: Canva
A farmer checks grain quality. The new technology is to provide consistent, reliable and transparent grain information in real-time. - Photo: Canva

The $ 1.1 million funding will be used to develop portable devices that will provide farmers with fast, accurate and easy-to-read predictive metrics on grain quality.

The new technology is to provide consistent, reliable and transparent grain information in real-time, resulting in less food waste and an improved testing and grading process. With the integration of these new innovative devices, farmers will be supported with additional tools to help them overcome inconsistent grain information, while continuing to provide high-quality products to Canadians, the Government of Canada said.

Artificial intelligence algorithms

The portable devices that can measure grain quality are developed by Savormetrics Inc. The company provides so-called FoodSafe Analyzers; a fully integrated, real-time food quality analysis tool. Biochemical and biophysical quality metrics are extracted and analyzed using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, under the AgriScience Program, the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced up to $ 1.1 million to Savormetrics Inc.

“With funding under the AgriScience Program, we are helping to provide access to new metrics technology within Canada’s supply chain that will position our grain industry with growth and prosperity for the future,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food said.

‘New standard for testing key grain quality metrics globally’

Harjeet Bajaj, CEO, Savormetrics Inc., said: “We are very proud to provide cutting edge AI-Driven devices for commercial testing of grains. Canada is a global leader in agriculture product quality. It makes sense for Canada to pioneer standards that lead to innovative, more robust and environmentally greener tools for testing. Savormetrics hopes to establish a new standard for testing key grain quality metrics globally.”

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