Merit Functional Foods teams with Bunge to bring non-GMO canola and pea protein to market
Published: October 7, 2020
Category: Non-GMO News, The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter
Bunge Limited, a leading international agribusiness and food company, has made a $30 million capital investment in Merit to expedite construction of Merit’s state-of-the-art plant-based protein production facility in Manitoba, Canada, where it will produce novel non-GMO pea and canola protein ingredients. Merit claims it will be the only commercial-scale facility capable of producing food-grade non-GMO canola protein in the world. Construction is underway, and the plant is on track to be fully operational by December 2020.
The demand for plant-based foods and beverages–including dairy and meat alternatives–is rapidly increasing. Merit’s product line of non-GMO pea and canola protein ingredients supports the growing need for highly functional and taste-forward plant-based applications.
Source: Merit Functional Foods