EverGrain, a sustainable ingredients company backed by Anheuser-Busch, and Bright Future Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Post Holdings Inc., are collaborating to create new sustainable and climate-positive food solutions. This collaboration builds on Bright Future Foods’ first product launch and first ever climate-positive snack, Airly Oat CloudCrackers.
“We are thrilled to partner with Bright Future Foods on reimagining the food supply chain and developing products that are nutritious, great tasting and sustainable. They are pioneering new ways to help address climate change through food and we are proud to partner with them on that journey,” EverGrain CEO Greg Belt said.
“EverGrain’s innovative processes make its barley-based ingredients one of the most sustainable plant protein and fiber sources in the world, while Bright Future Foods is pioneering climate friendly snacking that starts with greenhouse gas removing grains and targeted sustainable agriculture practices. This collaboration allows us both to leverage our deep-rooted knowledge in agriculture and food processing to pioneer creative and sustainable new solutions for tackling the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges,” Bright Future Foods CEO Mark Izzo said.
Products developed within the climate-positive collaborative platform will be formulated using EverGrain’s circularly sourced barley protein and fiber and Bright Future Foods’ climate-positive oats. The companies have committed to new product launches that deliver great tasting snacks that are also great for the planet.
The collaboration comes less than one month after Anheuser-Busch announced it is investing $1 million to expand production of its EverGrain subsidiary that upcycles used barley from beer manufacturing to create barley-based ingredients that can be used in a variety of food and beverage products. The project is part of Anheuser-Busch’s recent announcement that it will invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing capabilities through next year, including about $100 million for sustainability projects.