Our CEO, Dr. Darren Burke, spoke to CBC Listen to discuss the food waste issue. Learn how TDF Sports’ parent company, Beyond Food Inc., is solving it.
Our CEO, Dr. Darren Burke, spoke to CBC Listen to discuss the food waste issue. It’s a particular issue Dr. Burke is passionate about. Learn how TDF Sports’ parent company, Beyond Food Inc., is solving it.
Beyond Food Inc., has an interesting initiative: upcycling excess fresh produce through Zero Waste Pod – a unique technology designed specifically to help the food waste issue. “Where our company comes in is, we intercept that late in life fresh produce, we dry it and we powder it and it becomes a raw material that we use in some really unique natural health products,” says Dr. Burke. “We have a brand [TDF Sports] that we sell to professional athletes through retail and directly through sporting teams,” says Dr. Burke.
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The food waste issue also impacts many people on the supply chain from farmers, to manufacturers to consumers. On CBC Listen, Dr. Burke touches on the positive impacts of the Zero Waste Pod for grocers combating food waste as well. Supermarkets ideally want to have shelves full of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables. This results in the problem of throwing out fruits and vegetables after a short shelf life. Burke explains, “It then makes its way to the landfill where it further contributes to a lot of hazardous things that are hurting our planet, which is causing greenhouse gases.”
TDF Sports hit the market in September 2018 and is currently sold nationwide and moving into the U.S. Right now, there are six sustainable plant-based products available for athletes under the brand.
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