Outcast Foods Receives $100,000 & Chosen As Semi-Finalist In Food Waste Reduction Challenge.
by Outcast Foods
The World’s leader in scalable food waste reduction will move on in the Government of Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge challenge. 12 finalists will receive $400,000 and 2 winners will each receive $1,500,000.
HALIFAX, N.S. (May 7, 2021) -
Halifax based Outcast Foods has been selected as one of 24 semi-finalists out of 343 applicants in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Food Waste Reduction Challenge.
The challenge was created to accelerate and advance diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada. Outcast Foods has the world’s first upcycling facility in Nova Scotia and is set to open their scale processing facility in Southern Ontario this summer.
“Outcast Foods is restructuring the model of needless food waste, we’re excited to move on in the challenge and continue to scale our impact across Canada” said TJ Galiardi, Co-Founder of Outcast Foods.
“The benefits of reducing our food waste are enormous, from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food availability, to saving consumers and businesses money. Through the Food Waste Reduction Challenge, we are empowering entrepreneurs as they work hard to advance innovative solutions to tackle this important issue.” Said The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
About Outcast Foods
Outcast Foods is a plant-based technology company that uses surplus produce from grocers, farmers, food producers and manufacturers and turns it into clean, sustainable, nutrient-dense food for wholesale, retail, and consumer use. Our direct-to-consumer products are plant-based, gluten-free protein powders, vitamins and super greens that give our customers peas-of-mind that they are eating their way to a more sustainable future. Our ingredients are used by a wide range of other CPG’s allowing more companies to become a part of a sustainable food economy. More information can be found at www.outcastfoods.com.