Tag: John Oliver

Groundwork Laid for the “Protein Highway”

A corridor that stretches from the Canadian Prairies to South Dakota is poised to lead the world in plant-based protein production and innovation, with the most secure supply and lowest environmental footprint, say the organizers behind the “Protein Highway” concept. The initiative was inspired during a meeting hosted by Canadian Governor General David Johnston in Minnesota in… Read more »

Building the “Protein Highway”

Western Canada and the northern U.S. could be positioned to provide more plant-based food protein to parts of the world where a shortage of protein is a growing nutritional problem. Some big picture thinkers, including John Oliver of Maple Leaf Bio-Concepts, are working on developing a concept they’re calling the “Protein Highway.” Extending from the… Read more »

John Oliver on Changing the Way We Feed Cattle

The current livestock feeding environment is not sustainable, according to John Oliver. Casualties continue to mount in the hog industry as major producers fall as a result of the high price of corn. The cattle industry is not immune to skyrocketing input costs either, as feedyards deal with the same issues around high commodity prices…. Read more »

John Oliver: I Feel Even Stronger About the Future of Flax

The western prairies have been described as a sea of canola. Floating somewhere adrift are crops like flax. Crops that are full of potential, but are at risk of falling to more profitable crops like canola and soybeans. Keeping these fringe crops afloat to develop some of that potential means finding better cropping systems.  One… Read more »