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Insight: Big Ag turns to peas to meet soaring global protein demand


By Rod Nickel and P.J. Huffstutter(Reuters) - Cargill, the global grains trader, sees the future of protein in the humble pea.In a joint venture at a Wisconsin plant, flour milled from Iowa yellow peas is mixed with water and spun at high speed through stainless steel drums, separating the protein from starch and fibre. The resulting powder ends up blended into waffle mixes, sports drinks, nutrition bars and protein shakes - small examples of a much larger push by the world's biggest agriculture firms to find alternative plant-based proteins to feed people and livestock worldwide."When we ...

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 21:01 IST