Origin Story

A Global Scale Dilemma

From the days of hunting and gathering all the way to industrial agriculture, food production has dramatically shaped society. The Industrial Revolution rapidly fuelled the world with never before seen food abundance, variety, and convenience. Consequently, the world experienced explosive population growth and the demand for protein has led to environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity. We are literally running out of land, water, and this perilous future of food insecurity and Climate Change forces humanity to rethink, reinvent, and regenerate.

The Regenerative Revolution   

The Regenerative Revolution will need to usher in food production systems that are far more resource-efficient, scalable, and help conserve and regenerate our depleted land, water, and air. While conventional agriculture and livestock production will be forced to evolve the solution to a regenerative future will be microbes, the Earth’s first food. Their extraordinary efficiency can feed a growing population while easing the burden on natural resources so our planet can heal and sustain itself. 

A Small Solution to a Big Problem

There is an incredible diversity of microbes spanning the entire planet so discovering one that produces the right type of protein for today’s demanding food industry is no simple feat.   
Determined, we ventured to the uncharted depths of the ocean to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. After ten years, $20+ million in research, and over 20,000 unique microorganisms discovered, we unearthed a unique strain of microalgae that produces a More Perfect Protein. Using our proprietary fermentation biomass technology, Smallfood is evolving the way the world is fed.

Interior of the SmallFood facility
Marc St-Onge, Smallfood CEO

To safeguard future generations, we need an immediate shift to a transformative economy centered around environmental sustainability and the collective well-being for our global community.

Marc St-Onge, CEO
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