Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to Collaborate on the Development of Specialty Oil

  Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to Collaborate on the Development of
  Specialty Oil

Business Wire

DAVIS, Calif. & DES MOINES, Iowa -- April 09, 2013

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer today announced a formal
collaboration to develop a high-value, specialty nutritional oil for global
consumer markets.

Under the agreement, Arcadia, an agricultural company focused on developing
technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, will
receive certain licenses to specific DuPont Pioneer innovations and
intellectual property. The underlying focus of the collaboration will be to
develop new safflower varieties that produce high levels of arachidonic
acid-containing oil in a concentrated, reliable and cost-effective way. The
collaboration builds upon new trait innovation from DuPont Pioneer as well as
both organizations’ crop development and regulatory expertise. The
collaboration also is squarely in line with their common missions to develop
products that enhance human health.

“DuPont has a strong history of collaboration and innovation for new,
high-value agricultural technologies,” said Jon Lightner, DuPont Pioneer vice
president of Agricultural Biotechnology. “We are conducting research and
development at multiple points along the food value chain, looking for
opportunities to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food for a
growing global population, whether it’s upstream through DuPont Pioneer or
downstream through DuPont Nutrition & Health. This relationship reinforces our
leadership in biotech output traits and nutritional oils. It builds on the
success of Plenish® high oleic soybean oil, which has 20 percent less
saturated fat than commodity soy oil,” Lightner said.

“DuPont has an impressive portfolio of proprietary quality traits,” said Eric
Rey, president and CEO of Arcadia. “This new collaboration is an effective way
to enable these innovations to get into the hands of consumers. Arcadia’s
experience in the development, regulatory management, production and marketing
of high-value specialty nutritional oils — as demonstrated through our launch
of SONOVA® 400 GLA safflower oil and coupled with DuPont Pioneer’s established
track record — creates a powerful alliance.”

Based in Davis, Calif., with additional facilities in Seattle, Wash., and
Phoenix, Ariz., Arcadia Biosciences is an agricultural technology company
focused on the development of agricultural products that improve the
environment and enhance human health. For more information visit

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant
genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries.
Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer
productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural
systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as bringing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, Plenish® and Science with Service Delivering
Success™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.


Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Jeff Bergau, 312-217-0419
DuPont Pioneer
Kerrey Kerr-Enskat, 515-535-7886
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