Marc Arts, CEO of GreenFood50 commented: “With the acquisition of the Dutch Quinoa Group activities we will further strengthen our market leadership in innovative quinoa ingredients. This will also increase the impact of our efforts to make the food system more sustainable. The combination of the quinoa activities enables us to meet the growing needs of our customers for high quality plant-based ingredients.
Thomas Hufener, CEO of The Quinoa Company said: “The transfer of the local Dutch Quinoa Group activities to GreenFood50 enables us to focus on our world class quinoa breeding program in partnership with Wageningen Plant Research and to accelerate our global licensing activities. Our ambition is to make quinoa a global staple crop by delivering innovations in genetics and seed technology that enable large-scale and profitable cultivation of quinoa everywhere in the world.
GreenFood50 in Wageningen is market leader in innovative quinoa ingredients for tasty, sustainable, affordable & healthy food for a growing world population. These quinoa ingredients such as native Protein Rich Quinoa Flour and Quinoa Starch are produced from locally cultivated quinoa seeds with proprietary production technology. The main food applications for these ingredients are plant-based products, sports & active nutrition, infant nutrition, bakery, confectionary & gluten free products.
The Quinoa Company has an exclusive partnership with Wageningen University and Research, the world’s leading agriculture university and a pioneer in quinoa breeding with 30 years of experience. Using state-of-the-art molecular and breeding technology, The Quinoa Company aims to discover the untapped potential of quinoa for higher yield, agronomic resilience and nutritional quality.