Pristine Ingredients label guarantees lower pesticide residues in food
REGINA, SK, July 12, 2022 – Today, Pristine Ingredients Inc. announces the Pristine Ingredients food label for ingredients grown with less pesticides. The label comes as a joint endeavour between Exceed Grain Marketing, Sure Growth Solutions, and Precision AI.
The label will be applied to products signifying ingredients used have been proven to contain less pesticides. It will apply to commodities produced using Precision spray drones developed by Precision AI to target weeds during herbicide application.The development of this technology makes this evolution in food labelling possible.
Consumers will be able to scan a QR code on the label and trace the ingredients back to the original farm, and an independent third-party lab test report on pesticide residue levels can also be viewed. This will guarantee the least required chemical used without compromising farmer’s yield, pest control, or grain quality.
The Pristine Ingredients label represents a new class of ingredients grown in a sustainable fashion with less pesticides, but without the cost premium of organics.
“Consumers are demanding healthier food, but until now had no way of knowing how much pesticide residue is in their food”, says Daniel McCann, CEO of Precision AI. “This label gives consumers the confidence to know which of their favourite products contain less pesticides.”
The label also measures compliance with Maximum Residue Limits (MRL’s) required by government agencies, increasing the marketability of the crop internationally and domestically.
“With the ever-increasing demand for high quality food – we at Exceed are developing the Pristine Ingredients brand, advancing the industry while establishing Canada as a world leader in providing high quality food ingredients to supply consumers around the world.” Says Derek Squair, President of Exceed Grain Marketing.
Pristine Ingredients Inc. is the culmination of a $26.2M project announced in 2020, co-funded by Protein Industries Canada and the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan.