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Michael is a values based leader who is mission and purpose driven. A Chartered Professional Accountant with a keen eye and discipline for developing business. Michael has worked in manufacturing, tourism and retail over his 30 year career.
Mary Scianna is editorial director of Grocery Business magazine. She has 30 years of experience with business-to-business print and digital publications.
Shelley King is a strategic, decisive, and highly respected leader in the Canadian technology commercialization, innovation, and investment space. For 25 years, she has married her scientific background in academia with her in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and industry to help Canadian innovations go from bright idea to market-ready product. As founding CEO of NPC, Shelley has positioned Canada as a global pioneer and trailblazer in the natural product sector. NPC has made connections with more than 800 organizations nationally, involved more than 600 companies in its development pipeline, invested in 10 early stage enterprises, and experienced two exits.
A sharp risk-taker, relationship broker, and bridge builder, Shelley holds an MSc in medicine specializing in neuroscience and an MBA from Memorial University. She sits on the board for the Metabolomics Innovation Centre and Smart Landing Program Canada and has served on the boards of Springboard Atlantic, Genesis Centre, the Natural Health Products Research Society, the Aquaculture Association of Canada, the Pan American Marine Biotechnology Association, and the Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Technology Industries.
Save Da Sea is a plant-based seafood company and our vision is to create a world where we no longer need to kill fish to enjoy seafood. We plan on achieving this by creating a global plant-based seafood brand that includes a complete line of plant-based seafood products made from simple ingredients.
Our first product to market is a plant-based smoked salmon made from carrots. We are currently available in 50 retailers across Western Canada.
Smaller than sliced but larger than ground, these Tigernut Bits can be enjoyed straight from the bag or added to granola, baking, or on top of your yogurt or smoothies! The possibilities are endless!
Our Organic, Fair Trade Tigernuts are:
Garden of Life mykind Organics Plant Iron & Organic Herbs is a whole food liquid iron and vitamin that is extracted from Certified Organic and Non-GMO verified Botanicals.
Never before was it possible to make a sushi roll without the briny taste of seaweed. That briny taste also only pair well with seafood, limiting sushi possibilities. So NewGem Foods invented a solution to this problem with our Sushi Wrap. Our wraps are a colorful and flavorful seaweed alternative that are made out of fruits and veggies. We make a mango sushi wrap out of mango, carrot wrap out of carrot, etc… and we are the first and only company to do this.
Did you know current sushi-driven fishing practices are killing our oceans? You can now finally take the seafood out of your sushi with our sushi wrap that is 100% plant based, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, and non-GMO. They are simple to use, packed with flavor, nutrients, and add fun colors to any sushi roll you make.
Open up a garden of sushi possibilities previously not possible, and say bye-bye to brine, with NewGem Sushi Wraps.
Ohh! Foods is on a huge impact mission to make Inclusive Snacking a reality for millions of individuals who have a dietary restriction. We are not only allergen friendly, we are also gluten free and vegan!
Our Edible Cookie Doughs are a first of its kind in Canada, launched online in August of 2020 and sold out in 3 days of launch!
Burgers is the most popular category in plant-based meats. Today, both Flexitarians and Vegan consumers are looking for more variety in protein sources and product types. Cauliflower continues to be a trendy ingredient in the food industry, being used as a low carbohydrate alternative in breads, pizza-crusts, rice and more. This versatile vegetable is low in sugar, high in fiber and loaded with nutrients.
A comprehensive solution for managing that waistline!
Bonus benefits include increased nutrient absorption, improved overall wellness as it trains and supports your overall digestive system which in turn supports immunity, and unlike some other laxative-heavy bitters formulas, it is not habit-forming.
Introducing our next weapon against the war on plastic – the Tru Earth Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner! Just like our famous laundry detergent eco-strips, our disinfecting multi-surface cleaner eco-strips contain all the powerful benefits you look for in a cleaner (killing 99.99% of bacteria, fungi and mold), but with none of the excess water.
Each biodegradable cardboard package consists of eight eco-strips giving you the equivalent of three plastic bottles of cleaning solution (2L) - a perfect solution for people who would rather kill germs than kill the planet.