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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PODCAST | What the West? 003: Is carbon pricing the end of the world?

Subscribe | (iTunes) | Google Play | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Download | Episode 003: Is carbon pricing the end of the world? Read | The infamous “man hog” article Carbon pricing. Most economists think it’s the best way to reduce climate-change causing emissions. But it hasn’t exactly won over politicians to the same degree. Or the

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Analysis: What the end of NAFTA could mean for jobs in western Canada

As the fifth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations kick off this week in Mexico, uncertainty over the future of the pact lingers. The demands by the U.S. such as scrapping the agreement’s dispute settlement mechanism and stricter rules of origin for auto manufacturing are among a growing list of “take

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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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