More Beans Please? Solving the Protein Puzzle

  • Date :  June 27, 2019
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Venue : Staybridge Suites Saskatoon - University, 1838 College Drive East, Saskatoon

Protein is the current dietary buzzword. It seems that plant-based protein is in style, while meat is out of style. And other types of proteins are making their way into the picture, like insects and lab-grown, or 'cultured' meat. 

What is a consumer to think?

Ag-West Bio has many roles in developing the provincial bioeconomy. One role is to encourage people to explore novel ideas, but also to focus on evidence-based decision making and science-based regulations and policies. 

What are the protein options available today? What new technologies are emerging? Are some forms of protein better than others nutritionally? Why do vegetarians want ‘meat-like’ products? Just how bad is animal agriculture for the planet – or is it bad?

What does science say? 

To answer some of these questions, we’ve invited experts to discuss various sources of protein – beef, plants, lab-grown meat and insects – along with a nutrition expert who will give us the low-down on what our bodies need.

Presentations by:

Deborah Wilson - BIXSco Inc.(read biography)
Gordon Zello - University of Saskatchewan (read biography)
Kelly Hagen - Entomo Farms (read biography)
Matthew Anderson-Baron - Future Farms (read biography)

MC: Robert (Bob) Tyler - University of Saskatchewan (read biography)

Join us for great food and conversation following the presentations