Ahiflower featured in NC Biotechnology Center Article
Winston-Salem company delivers “soil-to-oil” solutions
Ahiflower Oil Earns NSF Non-GMO True North Certification
First omega dietary oil to be verified under new NSF Non-GMO protocol
Natures Crops & Ahiflower Gain National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Preferred Supplier Status
First Plant-based omega to be reviewed and approved by NASC
Ahiflower Statement in Response to Frontline/NYT Segment
On Janury 19, 2016, PBS aired an hour-long segment challenging the safety, integrity, and health science of dietary supplements.
Ahiflower oil is safe & increases EPA up to 4x better than flaxseed oil
Results published in peer-reviewed Journal of Nutritional Science
National Research Council Canada
A healthy future for plant-based omega oils. Growing the demand for a new fish oil alternative.
Ahiflower 2nd Human Clinical Trial Under Way
University of Moncton researchers are conducting a human clinical trial involving Ahiflower oil. The goal of the study is to understand the health benefits of this novel omega-3 dietary oil, which the authors state “will help find a sustainable source other than fish.”
Natural Products Insider, Sep/Oct. 2015
Ahiflower Oil recognized as the highest commercially-available source of omega-3 stearidonic acid (SDA) in the Sep/Oct 2015 issue of Natural Products Insider. The article discusses the importance of SDA as a vegetarian omega-3 fatty acid.
Ahiflower Oil featured in Lipid Technology journal
The September 2015 issue of Lipid Technology journal features an article titled “Ahiflower Oil: A novel non-GM plant-based omega 3+6 source”. The article recognizes Ahiflower Oil as “a novel and proprietary dietary oil with the richest effective combined essential fatty acids from a single non-GM plant”. The abstract and copies of the article may be accessed here.
Ahiflower Oil Granted EU Novel Foods Status
KENSINGTON, PEI (July 28, 2015) – Nature’s Crops International (NCI) is pleased to announce that the novel foods application for refined Buglossoides oil (trademark: Ahiflower® oil) has been approved by the European Commission under regulation EC No. 258/97 and published under Commission Decision L 198 (28.7.2015) in Volume 58 of the Official Journal of the European Union.
FDA Affirms GRAS Status for Ahiflower Oil
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (January 6, 2015) – Technology Crops International (TCI) is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Food Additive Safety issued a letter of no objection to TCI with respect to TCI’s self-affirmed GRAS filing for Buglossoides arvensis oil (trademark: Ahiflower® oil).
FDA affirms GRAS status for Ahiflower oil
NewHope360.com – We welcome FDA’s confirmation of Ahiflower oil’s GRAS status. This approval is a significant opportunity for nutrition companies to formulate food and beverage products that better serve consumers seeking vegetarian, pleasant tasting, and ecologically sustainable sources of healthy omega fatty acids. Ahiflower oil is the best single-source, plant-based omega 3-6-9 choice now available.
GRAS status opens up market for Ahiflower, a plant-based omega 3-6-9 oil with high SDA levels
By Hank Schultz, 07-Jan-2015 – A new competitor has arrived on the plant-based omega-3s scene with the announcement of FDA no-objection GRAS status for Ahiflower oil, an ingredient from Technology Crops International. The oil offers a balance of omega-3, -6 and -9, according to the company.
Consumers Shifting to Plant-Based Omega-3s
By Shara Rutberg – Functional Ingredients – A review of reports on the shift from fish-based oil to plant-based oils.
Ahiflower Possible Omega-3 Source Tested on P.E.I.
CBC News – Posted June 11, 2014, Ahiflower, a plant with promising health properties, is being test grown on P.E.I. The company Technology Crops International has contracted farmers to grow about half a hectare of Ahiflower.
The Commercialization of Ahiflower Oil, A New and Sustainable Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
By Andrew Hebard – Inform magazine, April 2014, Vol. 25This article is not a technical or scientific paper. It is, rather, a distillation of the processes and activities our company has adopted to introduce an entirely new oilseed crop and take it to commercial reality. With the correct management, this new crop could be a game changer in plant-derived essential fatty acids (FA) and serve as a model for other new or specialty crops.
Moncton Researchers Study Health Benefits of Ahiflower Oil
CBC News – Posted May 30, 2014Research at the University of Moncton are studying the health benefits of a new plant oil, Ahiflower oil, which has never been consumed by humans before but may be an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids.