Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer Achieve Milestone in the Development of High-Value Specialty Oil
-- Arachidonic Acid Oil Produced in Safflower Provides Cost-Effective Source for Critical Nutritional Oil Ingredient --
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ARA is an omega-6 fatty acid that, along with certain omega-3 fatty acids, plays a critical role in neural and visual development of infants. It is one of the most abundant fatty acids in the brain, and neurological health is reliant upon sufficient levels of ARA.
ARA is used as a functional ingredient in many infant nutrition
products, and has been shown to provide developmental benefits similar
to breastfeeding. Its use in nutritional products has been reviewed and
supported by the
“The newly developed safflower oil could ultimately provide a renewable
and sustainable source of this nutritionally important fatty acid. Since
sunlight provides all the energy needed to make ARA in safflower seed
oil, this production technique also is very cost-effective when compared
with current commercial methods,” said
“The achievement of this milestone further demonstrates Arcadia’s expertise in developing high-value nutritional oils leveraging our omega-6 platform,” said Raj Ketkar, CEO of Arcadia. “The development of ARA safflower oil will expand Arcadia’s nutritional oil offerings and will build on our experience in the development, regulatory management, production and marketing of these high-value products.”
Arcadia’s ARA safflower oil is in the late stages of product development. Regulatory approval would be sought prior to commercialization.
About DuPont Pioneer
DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including statements relating to Arcadia’s ARA safflower oil.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially, and reported results
should not be considered as an indication of future performance. These
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: Arcadia’s and
its partners’ ability to develop and market commercial products
incorporating ARA safflower oil; the company’s compliance with laws and
regulations that impact the company’s business, and changes to such laws
and regulations; the company’s future capital requirements and ability
to satisfy its capital needs; and the other risks set forth in the
company’s filings with the
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