Congratulations to Philip Vanderpol, winner of the 2018 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture and Agri-Food!
The president and CEO of Vitalus Nutrition was honoured for developing the technology to produce a prebiotic from a milk by-product that will help food processors develop new products for digestive health.
The award celebrates BC’s agriculture and agri-food leaders who have implemented specific projects or initiatives leading to economic, environmental or social benefits to British Columbia and the industry in general, or to a specific sector. Nominations will open again in Fall 2020.
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The Award Selection Committee also recognized two Honorable Mentions – Dr. Victor Lo from the University of British Columbia, for his pioneering efforts to enhance the environmental stewardship of BC dairy farms through the development of a more sustainable manure and nutrient management process; and Silvio Lettrari, owner of Kaslo Sourdough, for introducing the world’s first sourdough pasta to help address the needs of a growing number of consumers with gluten sensitivities and other dietary concerns.