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SunOpta, Inc.
Traded as TSXSOY
Industry Organic food, Mineral
Founded 1973 as Stake Technology, changed name to SunOpta in 2003
Headquarters Mississauga, Canada
Key people
David J. Colo (CEO)
Number of employees

SunOpta, Inc. is a multi-national food and mineral company headquartered in Canada and founded in 1973.[1][2][3][4]


SunOpta Inc. is a global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods products. The company specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategically vertically integrated business models. The company’s core natural and organic food operations focus on value-added grains, fiber and fruit based product offerings, supported by a global infrastructure. The company has two non-core holdings, a 66.2% ownership position in Opta Minerals Inc.,[5] listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials; and a minority ownership position in Mascoma Corporation, an innovative biofuels company. Additionally, in 2007, SunOpta Inc acquired the Dutch organic ingredients trader Tradin Organic Agriculture.[6]