15 October 2018 | News | By NFS correspondent
Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural food ingredient company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a patent for extended shelf life wheat, the newest trait in Arcadia’s non-genetically modified (non-GM) GoodWheat™ portfolio.
US Patent No. 10,087,455 entitled “Wheat With Reduced Lipoxygenase Activity,” covers this new technology which extends the storage life of whole wheat flour by minimizing oxidation. This new trait was designed to promote whole wheat consumption by improving the shelf life and taste of whole grain wheat products.
“This patent demonstrates our commitment to developing exciting innovations for consumers and food companies to drive the adoption of whole wheat,” said Raj Ketkar, president and CEO of Arcadia. “Commercial plans are underway, and we look forward to sharing those soon.”
The issuance of this key US patent further expands Arcadia’s global patent portfolio, which includes more than 195 patents and patent applications owned or exclusively controlled by Arcadia.