Written by Paul L.
On Wednesday Nov 16, 2011
All big words but ‘environmentally sustainable solutions’ are what we strive for each and every day here at Burcon. A new review study published in the Journal of Food Engineering talks about the value of by-products left behind from vegetable oilseed processing. Many oilseed plants used for the production of vegetable oil are also high in protein content that can potentially be used for human consumption. As we are well-aware, consuming a plant-based diet is far more sustainable than any animal-based diet.
“However, it will be essential to develop innovative technologies…,” suggested the reviewers, in order to extract the vegetable proteins from by-products. Fortunately, Burcon has been doing this for over a decade and has developed revolutionary technologies for extracting added-value proteins from plants.
The current global population is 7 billion people and is projected to increase to over 9 billion by 2050. Food production will have to increase significantly and in a sustainable manner in order to feed all 9 billion people on Earth. Extracting added-value proteins from plants could be a sustainable solution to feeding everyone.
“It is possible to produce innumerous added-value protein products from industrial by-products of oilseed oil production with applications in food and pharmaceutical industries, developing and applying innovative technologies providing environmentally sustainable solutions for agriculture and agro-industry,” said the researchers of the study.
This academic study supports Burcon’s mission to improve the health and wellness of global consumers through the discovery and development of sustainable, functional and renewable plant-based products for the global food and beverage industries. We believe that Burcon’s technologies are both innovative and timely, creating A New World in Protein®.