Burcon NutraScience Corporation, www.burcon.ca , (TSX:BU) (NASDAQ:BUR), a world leader in the innovation and development of highly functional sustainable plant protein ingredients, visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate their dual listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. Burcon NutraScience commenced trading on NASDAQ under the symbol "BUR" on October 27, 2011.
In honor of the occasion, Johann F. Tergesen, President & COO rang the Opening Bell."It's more environmentally and economically feasible to feed the seven billion people on this planet with plant protein than animal protein," says Johann Tergesen whose company is a leader in nutrition, health and wellness in the field of functional, renewable plant proteins.
Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing livestock or driving cars? According to a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the global livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent - 18 percent - than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation.