Nestle teams up with Burcon

26 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

WINNIPEG: Food group Nestle SA said on Friday it has teamed up with small Canadian plant-based food ingredient makers Burcon and Merit Functional Foods, the second such supply agreement this month that targets Canadian crops.

Meat substitutes from plants in burgers, nuggets and many other foods are a fast-growing industry, driving up demand for crops that produce them, report agencies.

Canada is among the world’s largest growers of peas and the biggest producer of canola, crops high in protein that technology companies like Burcon can separate and isolate for use in foods and beverages.

The agreement with Nestle is long-term, with no expiry, Burcon Chief Executive Johann Tergesen said in an interview.


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