October 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM
We have explored the globesity issue in our previous newsletters and now let’s have a look at the other side of the scale. Although the majority of North Americans consume enough protein in their daily diets, there are still several groups that are malnourished.
May 16, 2012 at 2:58 PM
Being in the agri-technology sector, we are acutely aware of any new innovations on the market – especially those surrounding the extraction of food ingredients. With seven billion mouths to feed, we are hard-pressed to find new ways to get the most out of the limited resources we have. So let’s talk a bit about disruptive technologies in the food industry.
March 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM
As the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit is underway in Chicago, IL, we’ve been seeing some interesting news from leaders of the food and commodity sector.
Of note, James Borel, executive VP of DuPont, overseeing agriculture and nutrition businesses, says he expects soy supplements, primarily protein derived from soybeans, to see the strongest growth in 2012.
December 15, 2011 at 12:40 PM
With the new year rounding the corner, it’s time to talk about the food and beverage trends to look forward to for 2012. Some trends stuck around from 2011 while some are newcomers on the top ten list. As you can imagine, the demand for health and wellness products is still going strong and is predicted to remain the biggest market pull of 2012. Food and beverage makers are looking for ways to either 1) improve the nutritional profile of their existing products; and/or 2) launch healthier, better-for-you products.
November 16, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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.