Plant-based is taking off!


Plant-based is taking off!

Plant Based VS Vegan What’s The Difference With Tubify Freezies

vancouver exhibitors Jul 20, 2021

By Tubify

Plant-based and vegan diets have become super trendy, but what's actually the difference between the two?

The breakdown is; Vegan diets eliminate all animal products entirely, while plant-based diets focus on eating mostly plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.


As we mentioned above, people who live a vegan lifestyle do not consume any animal products in their diet and bring that into their entire life as well by avoiding products or purchasing clothing, etc. that uses animal products, or tests on animals.

Vegan foods include;

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Whole Grains
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Anything that does not contain animal products!


Plant-based diets mean the person is choosing to eat whole foods, meaning the food has undergone little – if any – processing and is as close to its natural state as possible.

Which one is right for you?

Whichever one you feel good and vibrant on! There is no one...

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Fresh Canadian Spirulina, a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

vancouver exhibitors Jul 20, 2021

By AlgaBloom International

Inflammation is an essential part of the immune system's response to injury and infection. But if it goes on too long or occurs in places where it is not needed, it can become a problem. [4]

It’s called chronic inflammation and has been linked to diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.[1]

Spirulina is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories found in nature. So how does this 3.6 billion year-old blue-green microalgae manage this feat?

The answer is the miracle blue protein pigment called Phycocyanin. It’s the “blue” in the blue-green algae and is one of the main active components in Spirulina. Phycocyanin fights free radicals and inhibits the production of inflammatory signaling molecules thereby providing impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.[2]

Spirulina is also a source of Omega-3 - another important factor in reducing inflammation.

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Planted Expo Forms Media Partnership with Canadian Vegan Magazine

For Immediate Release 

Canada’s national vegan magazine joins forces with Canada’s vegan exhibition giant in a unique venture and collaboration. 

Vancouver, BC—Canadian Vegan Magazine and Planted Expo are excited to announce their collaboration on the production of two yearly special editions of the magazine, which will be distributed exclusively to the first 10,000 people at each Planted Expo in Vancouver and Toronto. 

These special editions will contain exclusive Planted Expo content, along with contributions from well known figures in the Canadian vegan space—much like what readers of the magazine have come to expect and love, such as mouth-watering recipes. 

Planted Expo Vancouver is taking place November 20 and 21, 2021. Toronto will host the event March 26  and 27, 2022. Canadian Vegan Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Nia Seney, and Co-owner Karen Olenik, will be  present at both events. 

“We’re excited...

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Plant-based Vegan Diet

vancouver exhibitors Jul 09, 2021

By Wise Bites

There’s a difference between going technically vegan and truly embracing a healthy, plant-based diet.

For instance, each of us has known a few teens or preteens who have taken forays into veganism or vegetarianism, only to wind up on an all-pasta diet. (Our favourite kid interpretation of this was the preteen who was “vegetarian except for bacon.”)

In fact, it was concern about the low nutritional value of a lot of convenient snack foods, particularly the kinds we feed our kids, that prompted us to found Wise Bites, making our products with superfood ingredients that pack a big energy-and-nutrition punch.  

Here are a few tips to improve your vegan diet and make sure you’re getting all the benefits of plant-based eating. 

  1. Check the nutritional value of packaged products. Take a closer look at the snack items you buy to see if they are as healthy as their packaging may lead you to believe. Many of the most popular snack products...
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Reaching Your Peak, Sustainably

vancouver exhibitors Jun 28, 2021

By RYP Naturals

The Process

The creation of RYP Naturals, or Reach Your Peak Naturals, is to provide consumers with nutritious, convenient, plant-based products while minimizing the amount of waste for the environment in the process. Ever wonder where the unwanted or imperfect fruits and vegetables end up when they aren’t “the perfect shape or pretty” enough to be sold at a grocery store? Our family manufacturing team works closely to support North American farmers and processors by sourcing those unwanted yet perfectly nutritious fruits and vegetables, dehydrating them and creating a shelf-stable product.

Our family manufacturing company North of 49 Naturals, uses a proprietary low-thermal drying and blending process that optimizes the nutritional value and effectiveness of our dehydrated products. Ensuring that the temperature during the drying process is based on the actual product temperate, so the food is never overheated.

We work with various...

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Seven Things That May Happen When You Go Plant-Based

vancouver exhibitors Jun 21, 2021

By Komo Comfort Foods

Hi there! We are Fred and Jeffrey from Komo Comfort Foods! We are both vegan and believe plant-based eating is better for the people, planet, and animals.

Fred has been plant-based for over five years whereas Jeffrey is approaching one year. We think everyone can incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet and aim to do so through our foods at Komo. We’ve compiled a snapshot of our experience and things we’ve noticed after going plant-based.

  1.  You may get many questions

 It is estimated that currently 3% of consumers follow a vegan diet, 5% vegetarian, 53% omnivores and 36% flexitarian. Therefore, plant-based eating is relatively new to many. Adopting a full plant-based/vegan diet can raise questions from others that see it as a major change. Being interrogated by family, friends or strangers is never enjoyable, but sometimes it comes from a place of genuine curiosity.

“I’m asked all the time – why plant-based?...

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Four Reasons Why We Cold-Press Our Juices!

vancouver exhibitors Jun 16, 2021

By Jusu Bar

At Jusu Bar, our founding mission is to help our customers take control of their health and wellness by making better food choices. That’s why we choose to make cold-pressed juices that function in any lifestyle. Whether you’re trying a juice cleanse or just adding a juice to your meal, it will awaken your cells and energize your life.

Here’s why we choose to cold-press:

  1. At Jusu, we focus on maximizing the nutrient content and flavour of our cold-pressed juices. Our hydraulic press uses thousands of pounds of pressure to extract every last drop of goodness from fresh fruits and vegetables. 
  2. Unlike traditional pasteurization, no heat or oxygen is used in the process, preserving all of the amazing nutrients that are typically lost.
  3. Our juices are put through HPP (High Pressure Processing) as a final step after manufacturing to safely extend their shelf life without the use of heat or preservatives. High Pressure Processing is an environmentally...
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Favourite Vegan Staples of The Very Good Butchers’ Co-founders

By The Very Good Butchers

Fresh fruits and veggies are of course the foundation of a wholesome plant-based diet. But finding other essentials that taste good and align with your values can often be frustrating and confusing when trying to read ingredient labels in the grocery store. 

Find out what vegan staples The Very Good Butchers’ co-founders, James and Mitchell, always have stocked in their kitchens to make plant-based eating a (delicious) breeze.


Smoked Tofu: I'm addicted to this stuff. Smoked tofu has a delicious, smokey flavour and firmer texture, making it great right out of the package on a Banh Mi, salads, sandwiches and tacos.

French Lentils: Lentils go in everything at my house from soups to vegan variations of bolognese sauce. They're really easy to make a meal with - simply braise with onions and serve alongside our British Bangers. 

Almond Yogurt: This topped with trail mix is my go to snack or quick breakfast. Almond yogurt...

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Rebel The Rooster

By Kat Krylov, Executive Director
Rebel the rooster was Promised Land Sanctuary's very first rescue. Most young roos often outlive their welcome with farmers and backyard breeders because they are "too rough on my hens", "chase my children" or "attack everyone". While this is normal behaviour for roosters and they do outgrow it given proper handling and patience, not many people are willing to keep them around long enough to give them a chance. And so it was with Rebel. He was young and cocky, not a fan of young children and most people in general. This made it a challenging dilemma for the guests at our farm. Lots of warnings were given to parents of young children, to not let them chase Rebel and to generally avoid him. 
When 4-year-old Thomas first saw Rebel, all he wanted to do was pick him up. Despite his parents' pleas and chidings, Thomas chased Rebel every chance he got. Relentlessly. In fact, he did little else during the three days he was at...
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Planted Expo Vancouver Is Now November 20-21, 2021!

health and safety Feb 26, 2021

Event Health & Safety

Updated February 26, 2021

Planted Expo Vancouver has moved to November 20-21, 2021!

Like most of the world, Planted Expo is following the COVID-19 developments very closely. We are in regular communication with Vancouver Convention Centre and the Health Authorities as we monitor the latest advice and directives.

Planted Expo has deeply held values around health, well-being, and compassion. As you might expect, with the current global reality, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our world, country, and city. 

Every effort is being made to ensure everyone involved with Planted Expo’s show receives the best service. This includes considering a variety of contingency plans for all possible outcomes. That being said, we've moved our expo date to November 20-21, 2021!

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will update this page as needed. Please feel free to reach out to...

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