Oscar-winning film director launches Verdient Foods
Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron have launched a new company, Verdient Foods, in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
When fully operational, Verdient Foods will be the largest organic pea protein fractionation facility in North America, with a processing capacity of 160,000t.
The company is set to establish a new pulse food facility that will process proteins, starches and fibres extracted from Saskatchewan-produced pulse crops using a dry fractionation process.
The Camerons have also signed a four-year research contract with the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre to develop organic food products using ingredients produced at the Verdient Foods facility.
James Cameron said: “We are working with Saskatchewan farmers through the Verdient Foods processing facility and the Food Centre to integrate food production with new value-added products.”
As part of their efforts to align with Saskatchewan farmers, researchers and business leaders, the Camerons have announced their partnership in Verdient Foods with PIC Investment Group (PIC).
PIC has seven operating companies and over 20 minority investments in a variety of industries.
Suzy Amis Cameron said: “For years, we’ve been on a mission to help the world eat healthy food grown by farmers who have chosen to farm organically.”