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China is buying increasing volumes of canola oil and meal from Canada, says Chris Vervaet, executive director of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association.

New record for Canadian canola crushing in 2018-19

TRADE Back-to-back record canola crushing is unlikely to result in increased crushing capacity due to trade uncertainty

China all but stopped importing Canadian canola seed in March, but it’s buying more Canadian canola oil and meal than ever. Meanwhile, Canadian processors crushed a record 9.295 million tonnes of canola seed during the 2018-19 crop year, ending July 31, Statistics Canada figures show. That’s up 0.3 per cent, or 26,000 tonnes, from the

Canola “milk” has a mild flavour and silky texture, according to Delaney Ross Burtnack.

The canola protein wave starts here in Manitoba

The announced Burcon NutraScience processing plant will be the first to bring canola protein to the commercial food market

A new processing facility may signal the kick-start of canola as the plant protein of the future. In May, Burcon NutraScience Corporation announced it would build a $65 million pea and canola protein processing plant in Manitoba. This is the first commercial-scale canola protein facility in the world, the company said in a news release.



A+W’s Beyond Meat Burger. (A+W/CNW Group)

Beyond Meat sees sales more than doubling in 2019

Reuters — Beyond Meat, a U.S. maker of plant-based burgers and sausages, said it expects to more than double its revenue and report breakeven EBITDA this year, sending the its shares up over 21 per cent. The company said it expects to record revenue of $210 million in 2019 (all figures US$), with break-even earnings,

Vivian Bruce, 88, the retired researcher who helped establish the nutritional value of canola, in her Winnipeg apartment on May 16, 2019.

Pioneer canola researcher to get province’s top honour

Vivian Bruce and co-researcher Bruce McDonald helped establish canola oil as safe and nutritious for human consumption

Canola research pioneer Vivian Bruce will receive the province’s highest honour for her work establishing the health benefits of the oilseed. Bruce, a retired nutrition and food science professor, and 11 others will receive the Order of Manitoba, Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon announced on May 12. “I was pretty honoured about it, but I’m not

Oil and meal haven’t been the target of Chinese trade troubles yet, but there’s little capacity to expand processing here at home.

Canola crush processing near capacity

That limits their ability to offset lost seed sales to China by processing more


Don’t look to Canada’s canola crushers for relief from the Chinese canola seed bans. Canola oil and meal are still being exported to China, but because Canadian crushers are working at almost full capacity there’s not much opportunity to offset the loss of canola seed exports to China with increased shipments of oil and meal.


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USDA lowers Canadian canola export forecast

MarketsFarm — The slowing pace of Canadian canola exports, linked to the country’s trade dispute with China, saw the U.S. Department of Agriculture lower its forecast for Canadian canola exports in the current 2018-19 marketing year. In its latest Oilseeds: World Markets and Trade report, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service said actual Canadian exports could end