Ag Innovation Update

June 2010

Natural colorant producer named 2010 Ag Innovator of the Year

Posted on June 22, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

St. Paul, Minn.—A Minnesota company producing unique food colorants and ingredients from purple corn has been awarded the 2010 Ag Innovator of the Year award. The award was presented to Suntava at a luncheon in St. Paul on June 17. Suntava produces natural colorants for food items such as soft drinks, vitamin waters, confections, snacks, […]

Minnesota Food Innovators Network

Posted on June 22, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

Food production is already a vital industry in Minnesota and it holds the potential to do even more to grow the state’s economy. On Wednesday, June 30th at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a consortium of food processing organizations will begin a conversation on the recently released Minnesota Food Production Sector: Growing Green Jobs Report, and […]

Here kitty, kitty

Posted on June 22, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

AURI’s coproducts utilization program will be the focus of an upcoming national television show about of all things, cats. While that may seem like an odd combination, AURI has done significant work testing and assisting in the development of several cat litter products made from Minnesota-grown agricultural products. AURI scientists Alan Doering and Kevin Hennessy […]