“This decision is a painful one. We acknowledge that it will result in depriving many consumers of their favorite product. However, the decision was reached unanimously. You cannot have A without B, especially considering the numerous projects that consistently face resource shortages. This includes our plans to expand into overseas markets by offering plant-based milk and meat alternatives. Moreover, this decision entails the introduction of sweet protein sales in the Middle East. It also signifies our commitment to developing advanced deep-processing technologies for sunflower protein, with a strong emphasis on preserving its inherent health benefits to the maximum extent possible. Ultimately, our most ambitious and inspiring endeavor is focused on cellular nutrition for promoting long and healthy lives,” said Sergey Ivanon, EFKO Executive Director, as quoted in the report.
According to the press release, the main focus of EFKO’s business portfolio will continue to be oilseed processing, vegetable fats, and proteins. “We’ll keep investing in innovative areas, with particular emphasis on advanced technologies for sunflower processing, plant-based alternatives to meat and milk, sweet proteins, and products that promote healthy longevity,” EFKO explained.