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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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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New generation of debt-laden farmers must learn lessons from the past

As a part of the Canada West Foundation’s series on debt in agriculture, we asked the farming community to provide its thoughts on the growing level of debt in the industry. This is a guest blog submitted in response to our call for comments and represents the views of the writer. You can read our survey results

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