Arcadia Biosciences Receives Health Canada Approval For GoodHemp Varieties
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.® (Nasdaq: RKDA), a leader in science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, announced that three of its GoodHemp™ varieties have earned approval from Health Canada for their consistency and compliance. This approval follows the recent certification of GoodHemp seed varieties by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) and is the final step to enable hemp seed sales in Canada.
GoodHemp seed varieties and genetics are distributed in Canada by Tritium 3H, Inc. (T3H), which specializes in hemp field testing, certified seed production, commercialization and distribution of industrial hemp varieties. The approval from Health Canada broadens the geographic opportunities for GoodHemp and enables growers to access high quality seeds through Tritium for the 2021 growing season.
“The Health Canada approval demonstrates the stability and compliance of our cultivars,” said Arcadia CEO Matt Plavan. “We are happy to report we have already shipped the first GoodHemp seed order to Tritium 3H to bring our CBD-dominant, short-day varieties to Canada’s industrial hemp growers for the 2021 planting season.”
GoodHemp varieties approved by Health Canada include:
- Umpqua: CBD-dominant, early photoperiod variety for both the smokable and CBD extraction markets. Prized for its unique terpene profile.
- Rogue: CBD-dominant, high-yielding intermediate photoperiod variety for the CBD extraction markets. Brings exceptional yields under low planting densities.
- Santiam: CBD-dominant, early photoperiod variety with exceptional utility in northern latitudes for both the smokable and CBD extraction markets. Delivers step change yield potential.
“We’re pleased to partner with Arcadia in bringing these high CBD, early maturing feminized hybrids to Canada,” said Jayme Hunter, Tritium 3H CEO. “These GoodHemp varieties performed well in our 2020 field trials with excellent yield, uniformity and quality; they are hybrids with excellent performance potential in Canada’s hemp growing regions.”
GoodHemp is Arcadia’s commercial portfolio of genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants and extracts introduced in 2019. Since then, Arcadia has been rapid-prototyping novel non-GM hemp varieties that target quality and performance characteristics highly desired by growers to overcome their greatest challenges. GoodHemp varieties have been field-tested extensively in regional and national trials by the T3H and Arcadia teams.
For more information about GoodHemp’s unique seed varieties, visit www.growgoodhemp.com.