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Cargill notches another first for stevia sustainability

After a rigorous, nearly year-long validation process, Cargill’s stevia sustainability program has been benchmarked at Silver Level by SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment 3.0, becoming the first stevia producer to have its entire grower network achieve this distinction.

Phyto Organix to build $225M net-zero plant protein processing facility in Alberta

Phyto Organix Foods executes a letter of intent to purchase 15 acres of land in the Town of Strathmore, Alta., from the Western Irrigation District as the location of its $225-million, new, net zero emission plant protein processing facility.

Junction Craft Brewery acquires Woodhouse Brewing, creates new parent company

Junction Craft Brewery buys Woodhouse Brewing, a Toronto-based independent craft brewer, and establishes a new parent company, Junction Craft Beverage Co.

A micronutrient fertilizer made from upcycling food processing co-products reaches commercialization

A new $19 million project by Protein Industries Canada and a consortium of companies will commercialize Soileos, a sustainable, non-polluting, climate-positive micronutrient fertilizer created from the upcycling of pea, lentil, and oat hulls, co-products from food processing.

FCC supports beef sustainability program

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has created a new offering to attract and recognize Canadian beef producers certified to sustainability standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
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Nutrition in a wheel

Nutrition in a wheel

When Claudia Poulin and Dominic Dubé first started making and selling frozen smoothie cubes as university students in Sherbrooke, Que., six years ago, their goal was to break even. After racking up $27 million in sales in 2021, the entrepreneurial couple continues to work hard to develop new products, open new markets and transform their company, Evive Nutrition, into an international food brand. » Read full article
Packaging: Evolution of beverage packaging

Packaging: Evolution of beverage packaging

Behavioural changes in consumption, advances in processing, technology, and focus on sustainability are all contributing to a shift in beverage packaging. Innovation in materials, packaging design and technologies are paving the way to meeting consumer demands and challenges in the beverage industry. » Read full article

How to navigate the impacts of the war in Ukraine and other events on the supply chain

Disruptions to the supply chain are not unusual for food and beverage processors, but with climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, recent inflation and the war in Ukraine, the food sector is being tasked with overcoming more disruptions and challenges than ever before. » Read full article

2022 Supporting Women in Trades Conference

Location: St. John’s, N.L.
Dates: June 2 – 3, 2022
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Arrell Food Summit

Location: Online and Toronto
Date: June 7, 2022
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Canadian Meat Council Annual Conference and AGM

Location: Ottawa
Dates: June 13 – 15, 2022
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