Nuseed announced today it has entered into an agreement with one of the world’s leading agricultural processors, ADM, for crushing and processing of Nuseed’s proprietary Omega-3 Canola in the U.S., the first land-based source of DHA nutrients. The first scaled crush of the grain harvested by Montana and North Dakota contract growers is anticipated in the second quarter of 2020.
“This agreement ensures the highest level of stewardship is maintained from production on-farm through to processing into oil for end-use markets,” says Brent Zacharias, Nuseed Group Executive. “ADM is a global leader in human and animal nutrition and a world leading agricultural and processing company.”
“The ADM crush agreement is important in the development of the Nuseed Value Chain,” says Clint Munro, Nuseed Omega-3 Supply Chain Lead. “Collaboration is critical across this chain, starting with select growers and ADM processing to delivering the quality finished products, Aquaterra and Nutriterra, to Nuseed’s end-use customers.”
“The aquaculture industry, which consumes over 500,000 tons of fish oil per year, is excited about Aquaterra as a sustainable alternative,” says Benita Boettner, Nuseed Global Omega-3 General Manager. “The human nutrition segment is also a high-value market for our DHA rich oil and we are seeing strong interest in Nutriterra from potential customers. ADM provides the oil processing capabilities and industry-leading standards we’ll need to scale up and serve these new end-use markets.”
Nuseed also recently received independent Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS) certification, an important credential that verifies industry leading stewardship protocols are in place for production of Nuseed Omega-3 Canola.
About Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, Aquaterra and Nutriterra
Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, the world’s first plant-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, has been developed in collaboration with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Derived from its oil are Aquaterra for aquafeed and Nutriterra for human nutrition, both are proprietary ingredients that provide a sustainable land-based source of the omega-3 essential nutrient as an alternative to fish oil, helping reduce pressure on wild-fish stocks, the most common source of omega-3.