|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
7. INTANGIBLE ASSET
Intangible asset represents $13,089,377 (December 31, 2021 - $1,477,237) for intellectual property (“Manna IP”) acquired under an asset purchase agreement with Manna Nutritional Group, LLC (“Manna”) dated September 10, 2021. The Manna IP encompasses patent-pending technologies to naturally process and convert grain, pulses and root vegetables, resulting in low-starch, low-sugar, high-protein, fiber-rich baking flour products, as well as a wide range of breakfast cereals, juices, natural sweeteners and baking enhancers. The Company paid $1,475,000 in cash and issued prefunded warrants valued at $12,106,677 (the “Purchase Price”) adjusted for foreign exchange differences of $492,300. Subject to a 9.99% stopped and SEC Rule 144 restrictions the prefunded warrants will vest in tranches up until March 10, 2024. When vested the tranches of prefunded warrants will be converted into an equal number of common shares.
Subsequent to the year end, Manna satisfied all of its contractual obligations when the patent was approved by the US Patents Office and title was transferred to the Company. The Company issuedshares in relation to this transaction on January 3, 2023.
Based on the terms above and in conformity with US GAAP, the Company accounted for purchase as an asset acquisition and has deemed the asset purchased as an in-process research and development. The Company has further deemed the asset to be of indefinite life until the completion of the associated research and development activities. Once completed and commercialized, the asset will be amortized over its useful life.
The entire disclosure for all or part of the information related to intangible assets.
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