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Five years after doing “zip-lock bag” experiments in a closet, Alex Villeneuve is not only growing specialty mushrooms on spent brewers’ grains but then using those grains for a high-protein livestock feed.

Doubling down: Turning brewery waste into food — and then into feed

First Alex Villeneuve uses spent grain to grow mushrooms, and then it becomes high-protein feed

Reading Time: 3 minutes Five years ago, Alex Villeneuve was growing mushrooms in the closet of his college dorm, trying to turn brewers’ spent grain from local craft breweries into food. Now he’s transforming the waste from his mushroom farm into livestock feed — and it’s gone way beyond closet size. “We’re going to produce around 12,500 pounds of […] Read more

Walmart Canada bills itself as the first retailer in the country with an on-pack certified-sustainable claim for a line of beef products. (CNW Group/Walmart Canada)

Walmart locks in CRSB claim for in-store beef brand

Chain to be first retailer in Canada with certified-sustainable label on pack

The Canadian arm of Walmart has locked in enough of a supply of certified-sustainable beef to label its entire Your Fresh Market burger patty line accordingly. The retail giant announced Monday it’s now sourcing beef from “certified sustainable” farms and ranches according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). The company […] Read more