Ontario to host global test for McDonald’s pulseburger

Reading Time: 2 minutes The biggest quick-service dining chain on the planet is set to use southwestern Ontario as the global test market for its first foray into Beyond Meat. McDonald’s announced Thursday it will run a 12-week test for a plant-based burger it calls the “P.L.T.” exclusively at 28 restaurants in the region starting Monday. “This test allows […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Pea harvest nearly complete

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canada’s pea crop is almost totally off the fields, but quality remains a question. “Farmers are wrapped up with harvesting right now, so we haven’t received many samples,” said Marcos Mosnaim of Globeways Inc. in Missisauga. The few samples the company has seen have shown good conditions, but it’s not a large enough […] Read more

Frost strikes in numerous spots in Manitoba

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Numerous areas throughout the growing areas of Manitoba experienced frost, according to the province’s crop report for the week ended Monday. The coldest locations were Sprague in the eastern region, Narcisse in the Interlake and Lake Audy in the southwest, which experienced temperatures of -2 C on Sept. 8. Many other areas saw […] Read more




StatsCan confirms smaller canola crop

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada’s first production estimates for the 2019-20 crop, released Wednesday, were generally in line with expectations, although upward revisions are likely in subsequent reports. The agency’s production of principal field crops report was “bang on with expectations across the board,” according to Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. While both the […] Read more

Pea, canola protein processing plant planned for outside Winnipeg

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Somewhere outside Winnipeg, a new pea and canola processing plant is scheduled to be in production by August 2020. The $65 million facility is expected to process up to 20,000 tonnes of yellow field peas annually and will be the world’s only commercial-scale food-grade canola protein production facility. No figure for the plant’s […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: India’s drought could be field pea opportunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Though India has curbed its pulse crop imports from Canada in recent years due to disagreements over crop control and fumigation, a challenging growing season in India could make Canadian pulses more attractive. Drought-like conditions in key growing areas of India have killed dozens of people and endangered crops. According to Reuters, key […] Read more


Beyond Meat’s new competitor: Tyson’s pea-and-meat blended burger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods on Thursday launched its first vegetarian and mixed-protein products, including a beef and pea burger, as it seeks to compete with Beyond Meat and other companies catering to rising demand for plant-based alternatives to meat. Tyson is betting that meat eaters wanting healthier diets will see their blend […] Read more

Beyond Meat sees sales more than doubling in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Beyond Meat, a U.S. maker of plant-based burgers and sausages, said it expects to more than double its revenue and report breakeven EBITDA this year, sending the its shares up over 21 per cent. The company said it expects to record revenue of $210 million in 2019 (all figures US$), with break-even earnings, […] Read more