Innovation, entrepreneurship, and environmentalism all intersect at Beyond Food Inc., a start-up corporation that has a creative and nutritional technique to solving Canada’s food waste dilemma.
The inexperienced tech company officially opened its new production facility in Dartmouth, N.S., on Tuesday.
The organisation will use clean tech answers to take fruit and greens from grocery shops which might be destined for landfills and flip that food into uncooked powders for nutritional dietary supplements.
“Beyond Food was created to take a sliver, a bit of a dent out of the meals waste issues and turn those overdue in lifestyles fruit and greens and turn them into excessive price, nutrient dense uncooked materials and use those in dietary supplements,” said co-founder of Beyond Food Inc., CEO Darren Burke.
Sports Nutrition is the logo name under which the dietary merchandise are being marketed, and that consists of plant-based totally protein powders, multi-nutrients, and other supplements, with the plan to bring the manufacturing, which is currently being carried out by using a 3rd-celebration in the US, to its new processing facility in Dartmouth.
“We actually just completed setting this production line together inside the ultimate month, and we’ve run some tests thru it and were just on the brink of start processing and powdering and going for walks our packing line,” stated Burke.
Beyond Food currently appoint 12 people and that they expect in six months time, they’ll be able to develop the facility and the commercial enterprise to almost double its length, said Burke.
At this point they already have some of their products in stores in Canada, inclusive of Popeye’s Supplements and GNC – General Nutrition Centres, while the company has plans to expand into Sport Check places.
Former NHLer TJ Galiardi is a vegan and co-founder of Beyond Foods and says plant-primarily based diets are getting extra not unusual in pro-sports activities as athletes are discovering the nutritional benefits of a plant-based totally weight loss plan.
“I used to must plug my nose and chug matters down,” stated Galiardi. “But you can inform if you get the danger to strive our stuff you could truly have this notable plant-based protein and still get all the benefits.”
“And the logistical challenges that we have been facing since we began this, again it’s no marvel that no person has figured this out.”
Beyond Food acquired a couple of repayable loans from the federal authorities, which awarded the plant-primarily based startup $425-thousand to supply and package its dietary supplements, and some other $500 thousand to market and develop its logo global.
Beyond Food says they are in partnership-talks with a country wide grocery chain, to take their food waste and desire to make an declaration concerning the settlement soon.