Published in the November 2017 edition by Mark Halsall. Quinoa, the ancient South American grain that’s been touted as a gluten-free superfood, is gaining popularity with Canadian farmers, but in commercial terms, it remains a small niche crop in this country. Jamie Draves is among those who believe made-in-Canada quinoa has great potential for expansion, […]
BRIDGE2FOOD ANNOUNCES 2017 PROTEIN AWARDS FINALISTS The finalists have been announced for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017 which celebrate those creating new plant-based and high protein foods and ingredients, driving growth and innovation in the Protein industry. The finalists for each category are as follows: Best Plant-based Food: awarded to a company or individual that […]
ROCKWOOD, ONTARIO, August 15, 2017 – Katan Kitchens is excited to announce that it has successfully received funding through the federal-provincial-territorial Growing Forward 2 (GF2) of up to $17,195 to work with producers in Northern Ontario to pilot a premium gluten-free oat certification program. Grain Farmers of Ontario is supporting the project through funding provided […]
Business Leaders Tackle the Quinoa Challenge Published July 19, 2017 By Mark Halsall Finding commercially viable varieties is the biggest test for Canada’s budding quinoa industry. Here’s how two Canadian quinoa companies are advancing the crop. Quinoa is still very much a small niche crop in Canada, but since the United Nations declared 2013 the […]
Company President and CEO Jamie Draves was recently interviewed by Benjamin Aubé from Radio Canada for an online article. Here is a snippet from the article focusing on growing quinoa in North America. Le Nord de l’Ontario, terre fertile pour les superaliments French Version Un texte de Benjamin Aubé Le quinoa se trouve parmi un […]
Company President and CEO Jamie Draves was recently interviewed by Edward Maixner from Agri-Pulse for an article for their Newsletter. Here is a snippet from the article focusing on growing quinoa in North America. After all these years, quinoa catching on with high-altitude US farmers Production of South America’s pseudo-grain, quinoa, is riding into North […]
Quinta Quinoa – Recipient of OFFMA 2017 Food Innovation Award Published by BioEnterprise on February 28, 2017 Quinta Quinoa has proudly accepted the 2017 Food Innovation Award from the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA). The award was accepted at the 2017 Awards of Excellence Banquet, which took place at Marriott On the Falls in […]
Bioenterprise – Katan Kitchen’s Ontario-grown quinoa packs maximum nutritional punch By Jennifer Kalanda Published on November 24, 2016 In 2007, Jamie Draves lost one-third of his pancreas due to pancreatitis. The Georgetown, Ontario resident attributes a big part of his recovery to high-quality, nutritious super foods, including quinoa. Now, quinoa is his career. Inspired to […]
Bioenterprise – The Ontario government salutes four members of the Bioenterprise client community By Jennifer Kalanda Published by Bioenterprise December 2, 2016 Each year, the Ontario government recognizes forward-thinking producers, processors and organizations across the province through the Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. In 2016, four companies that have been supported by Bioenterprise Corporation […]
Cochrane Times post – Quinta vs. The Competition Posted in the Cochrane Times Post on November 23, 2016. Continue to the Cochrane Times Post website.
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