BC Food & Beverage is an industry association representing food and beverage manufacturers in British Columbia, an industry estimated to generate over $7 billion in annual revenues. Held annually, its BCFB Awards highlight innovative people and companies in the industry.
This year, ReFeed Canada is one of the three finalists in the running for the 2021 BCFB Sustainability Award, given to a company which is helping to reduce the environmental impacts of the agrifood industry. The BCFB Awards highlighted ReFeed Canada’s Circular Nutrition™ model which has demonstrated success recovering and redirecting 98% of nutrition from rescued food and agrifood by-products to people, livestock, and the soil.
ReFeed Canada is currently working with food industry partners helping to address food loss waste and food insecurity through their facility at the ReFeed Farm in Langley, where they refine their unique model and establish best practices which will help reduce the carbon footprint of the food industry.
The ReFeed Farm takes unused food and agrifood by-products and extracts their full nutritional value with a multi-step process which redirects food to local Food Banks and turns unused food into healthy livestock feed. The balance is cycled through ReFeed’s proprietary multi-level worm beds where the worm engineers turn waste food into castings which can be used to replace synthetic fertilizer and help amend depleted soil.
“We’re thrilled to have been named a finalist for this award,” said Stuart Lilley of ReFeed Canada. “It’s a tribute to the work of our team, and a sign that our message of turning rescued food and food loss waste back into healthy nutrition is being heard.”
ReFeed Canada congratulates all the award nominees and looks forward to learning who this year’s winners are when the results are announced on September 16th.