TJ Galiardi and Dr. Darren Burke met 10 years ago and bonded over their shared passions for sport and health. Over the years, they have collaborated on projects in the health sector and discovered something that repeatedly frustrated them: Food waste. With concern in Canada growing over this $31 billion annual problem that is overflowing our landfills, Darren and TJ spotted an opportunity to jump in and help.
After almost 2 years of investigation and research, they came up with an idea; to identify the areas of food production & distribution that currently produce the most waste and to implement a system to use this waste in an innovative, sustainable way.
“We discovered that grocers were writing off hundreds of thousands of dollars of produce each week. We’ve given them a solution which will drastically reduce this waste and their carbon footprint.”
Dr. Darren Burke
By intercepting near end of life produce and dramatically extending its shelf life through a proprietary process, Beyond Food is able to create high nutrient powders that eventually become raw ingredients for consumer products. For every product sold to consumers, one will be donated to those in need as part of Beyond Food’s corporate mission of giving back.
Darren and I have both been blessed with great lives and feel an obligation to make a positive impact; this has the potential & scalability to transform food waste and the planet”
As a result, Beyond Food was established in 2017. In addition to it’s sustainable process, Beyond Food manufactures products for nationally recognized brands in the supplement industry. It is the first business in the industry to operate in a full cycle sustainable manner.