Episode 207: How Do You Make Peas Taste Great?

Meet the Expert: Christine Lewington, Founder and CEO of PIP International

Christine LewingtonAn ambitious and focused entrepreneur, Christine, is also a thought leader. She has an amazing career journey which she shared when speaking exclusively with Mirror Review. Christine was born and raised in Southern Alberta, Canada. The region where she was nurtured was the agriculture sector with over 100 food processing facilities. Moreover, she spent her life around food processing and farming; in short, agriculture is a way of life for her.

Speaking about her entrepreneurial driven career, Christine shares her amazing 20-year journey. To enhance her mechanical engineering degree from Brigham Young University, Idaho, Christine further developed a diversified skillset and has been a Project Manager Professional, PMP, for over 20 years. Over the course of these 20 years, she has managed and directed innovative and complex projects. She spent more than 10 years leading projects for a large multinational food company, where she won their coveted national project manager award. Projects including automation, sustainability, capacity growth, raw supply, warehousing, packaging, commercialization, and the construction thereof, developed her sharp leadership skills. Later, she worked with other multinational food companies and learned various aspects of business operations and how to successfully navigate finances, human resources, government relations and external stakeholders.



Learn more about PIP INTERNATIONAL   at their website HERE 

PIP International (PIP), based in Lethbridge, Alberta, is a disruptive player in sustainable plant protein development. Their innovative approach using peas to create a neutral tasting and high functioning plant-based protein has attracted attention from around the world.

PIP is taking advantage of the region’s abundant renewable energy sources to power their operations and drive innovation in sustainable plant protein development. With a strong commitment to sustainability, PIP International has invested in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power that will charge an innovative thermal energy storage system, enabling them to eliminate their carbon footprint and responsibly treat the environment.

By leveraging these advantages, PIP International is driving innovation in sustainable plant protein development and helping to create a more environmentally friendly food system with an affordability advantage that helps put Southern Alberta on the global stage.





CHALLENGE: Try to find 3 items in the grocery store that have pea protein in it.

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The Vegetables We Eat


Highlighted Book for this Episode

The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons







Book List:

Let’s Get Gardening by DK

Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden by Renata Brown (Author)

We Garden Together!: Projects for Kids: Learn, Grow, and Connect with Nature
by Jane Hirschi, Educators at City Sprouts, et al.

Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom | by DK and Smithsonian Institution



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