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Beyond Food Tackles Multi-Billion Dollar Food Waste Problem

Dartmouth-based company uses clean tech to turn ageing fresh produce into powders for nutritional supplements
 
Dartmouth, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency - Ensuring Atlantic Canadian businesses have the tools they need to commercialize innovative technology will help them take advantage of emerging opportunities, successfully compete in world markets and grow the local economy. To this end, the Government of Canada is enabling Beyond Food Inc. to incorporate clean technology into its food manufacturing process, which will help the company prevent fruits and vegetables from becoming food waste by transforming them into value-added nutritional supplements instead. The project will also reduce the company’s greenhouse gases and create up to 17 highly skilled full-time jobs.  
 
Beyond Food Inc. is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Dartmouth to scale-up its plant-based nutritional supplement production capacity. This will allow the company to rent its Nutrient Upcycle pods, which are repurposed shipping containers fitted with clean processing technology, to local grocers. The pods will enable grocers to dehydrate and transform thousands of dollars worth of late-stage fruits and vegetables into nutrient-dense powders. The powders will then be used as ingredients in value-added supplements manufactured and packaged at Beyond Food’s new facility in Dartmouth. 
 
Today Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, announced federal support for this project on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), at the grand opening of Beyond Food’s new space.
 
The Government of Canada is making smart investments that will create good, middle-class jobs in our country. It is helping small and medium-sized businesses to start-up, expand or modernize and supporting not-for-profit organizations to fuel business growth. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to achieve its Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region.
Source : Government of Canada