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Seed genetics form the base of the hemp value chain - videoSeed genetics form the base of the hemp value chain - video

Breeding for stable genetics is required for hemp to succeed in geographies around the country—and globe

Todd Runestad

May 15, 2021

1 Min Read
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For the hemp and hemp CBD market to succeed, every part of the value chain must contribute. On one end is, of course, consumers. Before this all-important end game are brands, distilers, extractors, farmers, and—lest you forget—seed geneticists. Applying nouveau technology to traditional selective breeding techniques, plant breeders are developing new varieties with traits that allow growers to achieve maximum yields in all growing conditions. At the 2021 NoCo Hemp Expo, Insider senior editor Todd Runestad meets with Alex Kemper-McCall from Front Range Biosciences as they touch on:

  • Creating seed genetic profiles that perform in all regions of the country.

  • Focusing on terpenes and then bringing up percentage of select cannabinoids.

  • Good soil plus solid stable seed genetics equals good biomass for brands—and consumers.

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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