Through the pandemic numerous food perspectives were subject to a shift, with more people cooking at home and grocery scarcity showing up for the first time for many. Just ahead of the pandemic, Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein company, went public to much fanfare. The Canadian Meat Council has, of course, been watching the plant-based… Read More

Three Farmers, a company that produces various roasted bean and pulse snacks, just received a sizeable investment totalling $6.2 million between multiple investors including $3 million from Arlene Dickinson’s company, District Ventures Capital. The founded-on-the-Prairies company, led by three farmers and two sisters, embodies one vision that has been built from the ground up, quite… Read More

In an effort to strengthen local food supply chains and to capitalize on the ever-growing plant-based food industry, Protein Industries Canada announced their investment into the collaboration between the food and beverage company, Oat Canada and a global leader in plant-based ingredients, Roquette. The partnership will work towards creating new dairy-alternative products which utilize oat… Read More

A consortium of investment firms and plant protein industry stakeholders, including Protein Industries Canada, is looking to raise $200 million in equity capital to create a fund that will help finance plant-based food and ingredient processors. Led by Bellwoods Partners and Champlin Advisory, Protein Industries Canada (PIC) says the consortium will work with an advisory… Read More

Manitoba Harvest is partnering with a consortium of industry leaders through Protein Industries Canada (PIC) to develop new hemp and pea varieties with increased protein content, differential starch content, and improved texture. Manitoba Harvest will lend its expertise in food innovation, product development, and formulation, to improve the potency and functionality of hemp and pea… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) announced a co-investment into pea, canola, and blended pea-canola protein ingredients in new plant-based products. Merit Functional Foods, TWC Nutrition, Daiya Foods, and Grand River Foods are partnering to product the new plant-based products, which could include alternative meat products, alternative dairy products, or other beverages. “Adding value to our crops… Read More

After three years of operation, the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta (PPAA) is shutting its doors. The organization’s goal was to “raise awareness and create connections to help realize the endless opportunities the plant protein and plant-ingredient industry offer Alberta,” but didn’t receive funding from the provincial government for the current fiscal year, and therefore… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a partnership that will develop and commercialize non-GM soybean protein ingredients. Canada Protein Ingredients Ltd (CPI), DJ Hendrick International, Agrocorp Processing, Semences Prograin, and Synthesis Network have partnered to produce high-quality soybean protein ingredients. The $27.3 million project will result in an innovative proprietary process to produce soybean ingredients… Read More

Lovingly Made Ingredients — the ingredient manufacturing division of European market leader, the Meatless Farm Company —  is beginning production at their new 33,000 square foot Calgary-based facility. Using innovative ingredients, equipment, and processes, the company says they are positioned to help meet the increasing consumer demand and need to sustainably feed a growing population…. Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing an investment into a project that will lead to the development of new, high-protein pulse-based ingredients for the non-dairy beverage market. GrainFrac Inc., TomTene Seed Farm, and Ripple Foods PBC, are partnering to develop and utilize specialized dry processing technology patented by GrainFrac. This technology will process pulses chosen… Read More

Eat Beyond, an investment issuer focused on the global plant-based and alternative food sector, has joined Protein Industries Canada (PIC). Vancouver-based Eat Beyond and its investment committee look forward to working closely with PIC to support new ventures in the space and to optimize this opportunity to access Canadian talent in the plant-based protein food… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a co-investment into the development of a plant-based protein blend designed to meet the protein needs of hospitalized and outpatient individuals, as well as highly active athletic consumers. The $2.2. million co-investment will be led by Enhanced Medical Nutrition (EMN) and Infinit Nutrition Canada (INC). The partners are focusing… Read More

 

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