PODCAST | What the West? 004: When life gives you lentils

Subscribe | (iTunes) | Google Play | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Download | Episode 004: When life gives you lentils Plant ingredients are everywhere – your breakfast smoothie, makeup, the drugs you get from the pharmacy. They may even be in the diet food you feed your overweight pets. The protein, fibre and starch components from crops

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WATCH | Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies

Today, the Canada West Foundation released Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies. In this video, report co-author Sarah Pittman, Canada West Foundation policy analyst, discusses why the Prairies are well-placed to pursue this opportunity and reap the economic benefits. Read the full report Around the world, a growing middle class with

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5 things you didn’t know about the Pacific Alliance (including what it is and why Canada should care)

Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru make up the Pacific Alliance trade integration group. In June 2017, Canada was one of four Pacific Alliance observer countries invited to become an associate member of the bloc (along with Australia, New Zealand and Mexico). Below are five things you might not know about the Pacific Alliance – and

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How lessons from canola can help unleash pulse fractionation on the Prairies

Across the Prairies, the agriculture sector is starting to pay attention to the growing opportunity of pulse fractionation. For the industry to really accelerate, champions of the relatively new processing technology need look no further than the golden canola fields already under their noses. Pulse fractionation takes pulses such as beans, peas, and legumes, and

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U.S. one step closer to imposing permanent duties on Canadian softwood lumber

The U.S. Commerce Department just released its final determinations in its antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigations against Canadian softwood lumber imported into the U.S. As expected, Commerce announced it will indeed impose finalized duties in both cases. Commerce revised its tariff rates to be slightly lower and also excluded lumber from Newfoundland and

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PODCAST | What the West? 001: Fixing Confederation

This year, Canada marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and we had a lot to celebrate. But, Confederation hasn’t been a panacea. We still don’t have trade between the provinces – you can’t even buy a beer on a trip and bring it home. The equalization debate is ugly. And don’t get us started on

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