Most food-grade soybeans produced in Ontario are exported without being processed.

Plan aims to add value to food-grade soybeans

$27.3 million investment designed to capture larger share of global plant protein market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Protein Industries Canada (PIC) and several collaborators have committed to developing domestic processing for made-in-Canada food grade soybeans varieties.  Plans for a Canadian soybean processing facility, and an accompanying soybean variety development initiative, were announced in a March 18 media presentation. PIC is contributing $7.3 million to the project, with an additional $20 million being […] Read more

Food-grade soybeans are exported from Ontario in large volumes but not much of it is processed in Ontario.

Investment aims to boost soybean processing

$27.3 million committed to capture larger share of global plant protein market.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Protein Industries Canada (PIC) and several collaborators have committed to developing domestic processing for made-in-Canada food-grade soybeans varieties. Plans for a Canadian soybean processing facility, and an accompanying soybean variety development initiative, were announced in a March 18 media presentation. PIC is contributing $7.3 million to the project, with an additional $20 million being committed […] Read more

Soybeans will be at the centre of Ontario’s role in producing greater plant protein, according to some industry officials.

Soybeans the key to Ontario’s plant protein future

Access to funding is a barrier to new processing investment

Reading Time: 5 minutes The burgeoning global market for plant proteins presents a huge opportunity for Ontario soybeans, but new investments in research and local processing will be key to capturing that potential, industry officials say. “We really want to drive towards more branded food products in Canada from the ingredients we produce here… As we get into this, […] Read more

Canadian dairy technology from EIO Diagnostics allows for testing for mastitis before it shows up as increased cell counts.

Canadian start-ups featured at Ag Innovation Showcase

The American event showcased Canadian companies with dairy, lighting, grain sampling and soil sensing products

Reading Time: 3 minutes A number of Canadian agriculture technology start-up companies were in the spotlight at the recent Ag Innovation Showcase. The Canadian government and Protein Industries Canada, one of the country’s five superclusters, were key sponsors of the event again this year. Why it matters: Technology is a key driver of innovation in the agri-food sector, but […] Read more

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Plant protein supercluster makes cut for federal funding

Reading Time: 4 minutes At the table with artificial intelligence, big data, advanced manufacturing and ocean-based energy, Prairie pulse, oilseed and cereal crops are in for a share of federal support to spur innovation in Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains on Thursday announced Protein Industries Canada (PIC) as one of five “superclusters” which will receive […] Read more