Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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Vinifera for Life Canada/Southbrook Wineries – Jordan

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Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls; Mark Walpole

Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls; Mark Walpole

Mark Walpole is squeezing every ounce of profit out of his grapes and more, with a patented process that takes the usually wasted grape skins and pulp from winemaking and makes them into healthy food supplements and skin care ingredients. The Vinifera powders have so much nutritional and flavour value that both Novus International (an animal feed company) and L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics have shown interest in incorporating it into their products.  To top it all off, the process significantly reduces disposal costs and protects the environment. 

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