Canada West Foundation Report

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Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies

Plant ingredient processing presents the type of opportunity that only comes once in a generation. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta already grow large volumes of relevant crops (like lentils, peas and beans), house plant-science and ingredient research and development, have good transportation and logistics infrastructure and enjoy the benefits of preferential access to the U.S. market. But without industry and government making this a priority, the potential of the plant-based ingredient opportunity will be lost. The report recommends concrete steps that Ottawa, the provinces and industry can take to realize this opportunity so the Prairies can dominate the non-soy plant ingredient industry.

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