One of the largest organic pea-protein facilities in North America was formally launched Monday in Vanscoy, Sask. – just outside of Saskatoon.
But it’s not necessarily the scope and size of this facility – it’s who made the announcement and who has invested a lot of money into this venture.
It’s Hollywood producer James Cameron. He and his wife Suzie Amis Cameron were on hand make the announcement in Vanscoy.
The Camerons have entered into a four-year research contract with the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre to develop value-added organic food products that will be produced by Canadian and global companies using ingredients from Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall introduced James Cameron at Monday’s event at the food processing company.
He welcomed the Hollywood heavyweight to Saskatchewan explaining the importance of the organic processing facility not only for Saskatchewan, but for North America.
Verdient will be working with experts at the Saskatchewan Food Centre, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
The pulse-food-processing facility in Vanscoy will eventually become the largest organic pea-protein facility in North America.
Cameron says a major reason for choosing Saskatchewan is the healthy soil.