A huge thank you to all Landish customers for embracing our new products brought to market in 2020. None of this would have been possible without you. We received a lot of feedback, made some key changes, and got thinking about the future. This year, we’ll take our vision, inspired by you, to the next level.
Our priorities in 2021 continue to be about “smarter” everything. We mean smarter ingredients, formulations, sourcing, processing methods, and so on, as they relate to health and environment.
Without further ado, here’s our list of projects for this year!
We’re working on expanding our offering of 100% Canadian harvested ingredients, both in alternative proteins and other functional ingredients. Some of these local supply chains are in their infancy, and we plan on playing a role in developing them, slowly but surely. We not only want to make more of these ingredients available to you, but we also want to show that we Canadians can play a meaningful role in the future of food. Stay tuned!
To help tackle produce waste and its tremendous environmental cost we’ll soon be launching a product line made with powdered, whole food misfit fruits and veggies that would have otherwise been destined for a landfill. These fruits and veggies are sourced fresh from farmers, producers and grocers in Canada and the US and are of perfect nutritional quality, BUT... they’re either ugly, or too small, or the supply chain simply can’t accommodate them at any given time. You’ll now be able to reduce produce waste, one sip at a time!
We have some amazing new latte mixes made with some incredibly nutritious, sustainable, functional ingredients headed your way shortly!
Gut health will continue to be a big theme for us this year. We’ll be introducing some clinically proven Canadian-made probiotics into some of our products. These probiotics are very effective at setting up shop in your gut thanks to a patentedmicroencapsulation technology, involving microscopic plant-based envelopes that protect them from stomach acid along their journey.
In 2021, we’ll be partnering with an incredibly exciting food biotech company to bring you one of the world’s first animal proteins made with absolutely no animals involved! It’s made through a process of fermentation, whereby very special microbes convert sugar into protein. Animal-free animal proteins are going to be a massive phenomenon, and they will play such an important role in building our food secure, sustainable future.
By the way, this protein is identical to how it is in nature, complete with all 9 essential amino acids, easy-to-digest, containing no genetically modified material, and being completely free of any hormones, antibiotics or environmental contaminants. Holy smokes, right?
Thanks to your orders, in 2020 we were able to plant over 10,000 trees in Canada on protected lands - there to stay. This was just the first step toward our objective of planting 1 million trees in Canada! This initiative is part of our commitment to making your orders carbon negative, meaning that they result in more carbon being withdrawn from the atmosphere than emitted.
In addition to planting trees, we decided to take on another environmental cause this year. For every gram of plastic used in our packaging in 2021 and beyond, we’ll be removing an equivalent amount of plastic from the St. Lawrence River banks and rivers flowing into it—which eventually make their way into the North Atlantic—by supporting Mission 100 Tonnes. Landish’s Canadian-made HDPE jars and caps are both reusable and efficiently recycled (HDPE is one of the easiest plastics to recycle), and the chances of any of our plastic ending up in these rivers or the ocean are extremely slim. Regardless, this is a cause we believe the consumer packaged goods industry should support wholeheartedly. The broader theme is that beyond sourcing smarter ingredients, reducing and reusing, we should directly connect consumption to environmental remediation.
Getting back to nutrition, this year we’ll be launching an oil made from different plants containing omega 3 and other healthy fats to boost your favourite lattes, smoothies and other beverages. Can't wait!
Now we get to work! More updates to come.
Landish Co-Founder & CEO