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2009-11-19 07:00:00

PORTLAND, OR, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT), a company committed to unlocking the potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and other bast fibers, will present at the 2nd Annual LD MICRO Conference on Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00 AM PST at the Luxe Sunset in Los Angeles. Ken Barker, chief executive officer, will discuss NAT's progress in commercializing its breakthrough Crailar(R)...

2009-11-12 17:34:00

LOVES PARK, Ill., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rachael Ray Show fans across the United States will discover the great taste and crunch of one of the hottest selling, new cracker brands in the U.S. A testament to the great taste, incredible health benefits, and superior quality of the product, Crunchmaster® Multi-Seed Crackers are being featured on Rachael Ray's daytime talk show as Rachael's Snack of the Day on November 13, 2009. For their snacking pleasure, audience...

2009-10-15 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Purdue University professor, whose research was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), received the 2009 World Food Prize Oct. 15 for his concerted effort in the development of drought and parasitic weed resistant varieties of sorghum which has increased the food supply to millions in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2009 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta for developing sorghum plant hybrids that yield three...

2009-10-07 09:11:37

Study explores how farmers' practice affects role of gene flow between cultivated sorghum and its weedy relatives Family can be a blessing and a curse, and never more so than in the case of crop plants and their wild relatives. These wild and weedy relatives harbor unique and beneficial genes that may no longer be found in their cultivated siblings, but they also harbor genetic traits that farmers have intentionally selected against in their domesticated brethren. The close genetic...

2009-09-15 10:32:51

In a first step toward engineering a drug-free Cannabis plant for hemp fiber and oil, University of Minnesota researchers have identified genes producing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Studying the genes could also lead to new and better drugs for pain, nausea and other conditions. The finding is published in the September issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany. Lead author is David Marks, a professor of plant biology in the College of Biological...

2009-08-17 12:50:00

HIA Member Companies Rank Well in Food & Beverage Category WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a trade association made up of hundreds of hemp businesses, is pleased that Living Harvest Foods and Nutiva (both companies are full business members of the HIA) have been named to Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 List. Living Harvest Foods of Portland, OR was ranked No. 961 on the over all list with 318.2% growth and 2008 revenue of $4.4 million and was ranked...

2009-08-07 16:34:00

PORTLAND, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT), reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009. "We have achieved significant milestones to drive commercialization of our Crailar(R) Fiber Technology platform, including joint development agreements with Hanesbrands Inc. and Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP (GP), as well as a manufacturing agreement with G.J. Littlewoods Son and a spinning and trademark agreement...

2009-08-04 22:52:00

New State Program for Hemp Farmers to be Established SALEM, Ore., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vote Hemp, the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to give back farmers the right to grow industrial hemp (the oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis), enthusiastically supports the decision of Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to sign SB 676 into law today. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 46 to 11 and the Senate by a vote of 27 to 2, permits the production, trade...

2009-08-04 06:05:00

- Jointly developing a processing facility to produce organic apparel-grade fiber in first phase - - To determine commercialization and marketing plan in second phase - - Management schedules conference call on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - PORTLAND, OR, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) has entered into a multiphase joint development agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI), that...

2009-07-29 06:05:00

- Agreement with G. J. Littlewoods & Son, Inc. Enables Crailar Organic Fibers to Project Initial Revenue in the Fourth Quarter of 2009 - PORTLAND, OR, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) a company committed to unlocking the potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and other bast fibers, signed an agreement with G.J. Littlewoods Son, Inc. to manufacture Crailar(R) Organic...

Latest Underutilized crops Reference Libraries

2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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