Getting the digestion message out through fiber. A survey released this year revealed how consumers are confused about whether food items, including bread, affect their digestion positively or negatively. Adding and promoting fiber in bread could help clear up that confusion. Ancient grains, whole grains, inulin and barley all bring fiber to bread formulations, and … Read More
Originally a research and development company engaged in pioneering research on crop improvement, Arcadia Biosciences is undergoing a transformation, according to CEO Raj Ketkar.
Arcadia Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:RKDA) CEO Raj Ketkar and CFO Matt Plavan update Proactive’s Christine Corrado on the company’s recent earnings report and its collaboration with wheat milling company Ardent Mills. Ketkar says the Arden Mills partnership is ‘exciting’ since its one of the largest milling companies in the US, with more than 40 milling operations … Read More
CEO Raj Ketkar and CFO Matt Plavan tell Proactive Investors that Arcadia Biosciences, the health and nutrition company, is getting very close to commercialization of its technology to produce new, healthier wheat products with consumer packaged-goods companies using both enriched and whole wheat RS wheat flour. Watch the full video.
Once ballyhooed as a leading culinary and dietary trend, the gluten-free movement has lost some steam in recent years. In its 2018 culinary forecast, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) reports that 44% of surveyed chefs deem gluten-free cuisine a hot trend versus 61% in 2016 and 74% in 2013 (NRA 2018, 2016, and 2013).
The category may have lost some of its luster, but ongoing strong demand continues to spur product development in diverse product segments. Demand for gluten-free products remains strong in both the foodservice and retail sectors, driven largely by consumers who voluntarily avoid or limit gluten in their diets. Read full article
A large number of people choose to eat gluten-free products but do not have gluten-related medical conditions. Reduced gluten options can be part of a strategy to “making wheat cool again.” Arcadia CEO Raj Ketkar was interviewed recently by Robin Wyers of Nutrition Insight. Read the full interview.
Arcadia Biosciences, creator of GoodWheat, recently partnered with Farmer’s Business Network (FBN) to offer its wheat varieties online through FBN Direct. GoodWheat is an identity-preserved specialty product that could help increase farmer profitability when compared with commodity wheat.
Collaboration will scale-up grower base for identity preserved specialty wheat varieties and improve grower economics…
While your everyday, even high quality, hard red spring wheat isn’t doing so well in the marketplace right now, a biotech company in Davis, California, is launching a new reduced-gluten HRSW. Arcadia Biosciences also has other wheats with distinctive health-benefit traits in its pipeline. Arcadia is hopeful that introducing these non-GMO traits into wheat will … Read More