Saturday, May 9, 2009
Haskap Wins Most Promising Commercial Award!
In the 2009 National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge Competition in Ottawa last week, Kirsten Larson of the R.M. of Swan River, Manitoba, overwhelmingly was voted to receive the award for the project with the greatest commercial potential. Her presentation was on the neutriceutical value of haskap. She was awarded a prize of $1,000. Congratulations Kirsten, and thank you for representing us in Ottawa! Other recipients of ASBT awards can be viewed at: http://sanofibiotalentchallenge.ca/2009/05/06/smart-kids-2009-designer-wheat-research-breakthrough-wins-grade-10-saskatchewan-student-16-top-honour-in-national-biotech-competition/ . The firstplace winner was Scott Adams, a grade ten student from Saskatoon, who won with his project on 'designer wheat.' 'Smart kids' every one, indeed!