The Dairy Health and Nutrition Consortium, a joint initiative of the Gardiner Foundation and Dairy Innovation Australia, was launched yesterday.The main business for the new Consortium will be to commission research to discover and substantiate health benefits from the consumption of dairy foods. It will invest $12.5 million dollars in new research for the dairy industry over the next five years.
The Gardiner Foundation has committed $5 million with $7.5 million from the industry partners and significant in-kind investment from research providers. Foundation Chairman, Chris Nixon said that the Gardiner Foundation Board had identified the need for a collaborative investment to encourage Australia’s outstanding medical research talent to identify and promote the health benefits from consumption of dairy foods.
Feb. 19, 2008
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