The Canadian government has not yet decided how it will respond to an invitation to join a U.S.-led coalition of countries promoting “sustainable productivity growth” in agriculture. The productivity-focused coalition championed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the UN Food System Summit in September is seen as countering the European Union’s Farm to Fork…
Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing another partnership — this time, one that will develop plant-based food products and beverages. YoFiit, Avena Foods, and Roquette Canada have partnered to solve technical challenges in formulating plant-based beverages, probiotic rich yogurt, and other functional plant-based analogues. The partnership’s key focus will be on maintaining the nutritional equivalency to animal-based products, achieving higher…
Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing another partnership — this time, one that will develop plant-based food products and beverages.
YoFiit, Avena Foods, and Roquette Canada have partnered to solve technical challenges in formulating plant-based beverages, probiotic rich yogurt, and other functional plant-based analogues. The partnership’s key focus will be on maintaining the nutritional equivalency to animal-based products, achieving higher functionality than existing products in the consumer packaged goods industry.
The $1.7 million project will showcase Canada’s capacity, not only as a supplier of quality ingredients, but also for embracing cutting-edge food technology and patent-pending processes to develop products that are unique in the global plant-based protein marketplace.
YoFiit, a food-tech start-up with plant-based snacks and milk alternatives available in grocery stores across Canada, will lead the development of new food manufacturing techniques and novel food products.
Avena and Roquette Canada will build off the success of their prior PIC projects, which will allow the companies to find innovative, direct applications for their ingredients in products like YoFiit’s plant-based foods and beverages, while also bringing new ingredients and technical expertise that will help drive the project forward.
Avena and Roquette Canada will also supply the ingredients for the project and will gain important knowledge about the functionality and performance of their ingredients in unique and innovative CPG products.
“This project demonstrates the power of collaboration and importance of building capacity along the ecosystem. By pairing YoFiit, a young start-up, with global leaders like Avena and Roquette Canada, innovation, commercialization, and scale-up happens quicker – with the economic value and associated expertise staying in Canada,” says Bill Gruel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada. “By increasing ingredient and food processing capacity in Canada, we are strengthening our domestic food supply chain, helping to reduce GHG emissions, creating jobs and supporting a strong and more prosperous economy.”
The HALO Air Ambulance board of directors is pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for Paul Carolan as chief executive officer, effective November 15, 2021. Carolan continues at HALO…
The HALO Air Ambulance board of directors is pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for Paul Carolan as chief executive officer, effective November 15, 2021.
Carolan continues at HALO at a critical time as the progression towards a sustainable program continues, says the organization.
“HALO has ambitious program and fund development goals, and Paul will continue to build our organization and bring it to the next level. He will provide leadership and strategic guidance for our world-class helicopter program To achieve our purpose in today’s health care and economic landscape we must push harder, welcome innovation and creativity, lead change, and be more efficient.”
Carolan has been a part of HALO since 2018, and has served as CEO for the last two years. “Under Paul’s leadership, we will continue to work towards a diversified funding model that provides assurance against changes in the economy and government,” says HALO.
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced $110,291 towards CBS Bio Platforms’ development of enhanced, sustainable feed. RDAR funding will drive research led by CBS Bio Platforms, a leading international…
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced $110,291 towards CBS Bio Platforms’ development of enhanced, sustainable feed.
RDAR funding will drive research led by CBS Bio Platforms, a leading international feed technology company headquartered in Calgary, to develop processes that release previously inaccessible plant components and make them usable in poultry and swine diets.
The key to the project’s success, says RDAR, will be leveraging the expertise and resources of CBS Bio Platforms to uncover a new pathway to unlocking plant protein potential. The project builds on a wealth of previous CBS feed technology research, particularly with enzyme technology.
The research will broaden the toolbox of beneficial and affordable plant protein sources, diversify the options for alternatives to antimicrobial use, and help meet the new market legislation and consumer preferences for poultry and swine products.
“Innovation in animal feed represents a great area of opportunity for Alberta’s economy and to help our livestock producers maximize benefits and increase profitability,” says Nate Horner, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development. “This industry-directed investment from RDAR towards made-in-Alberta solutions will accelerate our progress to capture this potential — supporting a strong future that expands the boundaries of Alberta’s agriculture success.”
Positive research results will deliver producer benefits at the farm gate, by reducing feed cost and increasing quality. By improving feed’s overall economics and sustainability, this research will unlock hard-to-capture value in feed inputs, says RDAR.
“We’ve learned a lot about extracting more value and delivering unique advantages out of feed ingredients,” says Rob Patterson, CBS Bio Platforms technical director. “By using enzyme technology, CBS breaks down the plant’s fibrous structures and releases components traditionally more difficult to access. This new project will take this approach to a new level of precision and power by capturing the protein fraction as well as functional carbohydrate fractions to create new high-value product streams.”
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