DAVIS, Calif. (February 19, 2014) – Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. The list spotlights those companies that over the past year made a difference through their innovations by filling a need or challenging others to step up their game. In selecting Arcadia as one of the world’s most innovative technology companies, editors stressed the importance of the agricultural company’s work in reducing by 50 percent the amount of nitrogen fertilizer needed by rice, compared with conventional strains.
“At times it seems impossible to keep pace with important emerging technologies,” said Jason Pontin, publisher and editor in chief of MIT Technology Review. “This issue celebrates organizations at the forefront in displaying ‘disruptive innovation’ that will prove to surpass the competition, transform an industry, and change our lives.”
“We’re honored to be recognized by MIT Technology Review,” said Eric Rey, Arcadia’s president and CEO. “Arcadia’s nitrogen use efficiency and stress tolerance technologies provide increased yields and yield stability while reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture.”
Arcadia and the other honorees named to the 2014 50 Smartest Companies list will be featured in the March/April edition of MIT Technology Review, published online today and available on newsstands worldwide starting March 4.
About Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Based in Davis, Calif., Arcadia Biosciences is an agricultural technology company focused on the development of agricultural products that improve the environment and enhance human health. Arcadia’s agronomic traits, including Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Water Use Efficiency, Salt Tolerance, Heat Tolerance, and Herbicide Tolerance, are all aimed at making agricultural production more economically efficient and environmentally sound. Arcadia’s health technologies and products create healthier nutritional ingredients and foods with lower production costs. For more information, visit www.arcadiabio.com.
About MIT Technology Review
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