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Prof Morrison points to big money in Nutraceuticals

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, converses with Director General of the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST), Professor Errol Morrison, at the recent launch of Science and Technology Month at the Scientific Research Council (SRC). Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, converses with Director General of the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST), Professor Errol Morrison, at the recent launch of Science and Technology Month at the Scientific Research Council (SRC).
KINGSTON, Jamaica November 13, 2016 - Director General of the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST), Professor Errol Morrison, says development of nutraceuticals could become the economic saviour for Jamaica.

He said ginger, ganja and the ball moss offer significant potential for product research and development, which could bring major earnings for the country.

“If we were to take any one of the three nutraceuticals, study it properly, and come up with a product, this could make us at least 10 billion or more,” Professor Morrison said.

He was addressing the recent launch of Science and Technology Month at the Scientific Research Council (SRC).

Nutraceuticals describe any product derived from food sources that provide health benefits and have basic nutritional value.

Professor Morrison said development of neutraceuticals will require some level of investment, but noted that the results would be worth the money spent.

“We have the ideas and the potential, so with added resources through the Scientific Research Council (SRC) and other research and development institutions, along with some good research, this could make a tremendous difference in our coffers,” he noted.

Last modified onSunday, 13 November 2016 07:32
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