Companies struggle to find financial partners for canola protein operations

09/9/2013 | FoodNavigator

BioExx and Burcon NutraScience have developed processes to extract protein from canola but lack the financial backing from partners to bring the product to the wider marketplace. "The challenge is not convincing food and beverage manufacturers about canola protein," whose amino acid profile makes it "the best vegetable protein on the market," said Samah Garringer of BioExx, which is currently up for sale. "The problem is the financial markets," which have become "very risk averse."

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