Camelina added to Canada’s 2014 cash advance program for growers

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SASKATOON, Sept 29, 2014 – Camelina is being included for the first time in Canada’s Advance Payments Program (APP), commonly known as the cash advance program. Western Canadian farmers can apply for a pre-harvest cash advance on actual seeded acres of Camelina, or, after the crop is in the bin, for a post-harvest advance of up to $400,000. The cash …

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Omega-3 laden Camelina found in prehistoric N. European diets

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You know that Camelina is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and α-linolenic acid. But what about the fact that Camelina was found in the digestive system of the ancient Tollund Man? The Tollund Man lived in the Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th Cent BC. The body was found remarkably preserved in a Danish peat bog in the 1950s. Scientists discovered that his last meal …

Camelina sativa Defatted Seed Meal Contains Both Alkyl Sulfinyl Glucosinolates and Quercetin That Synergize Bioactivity – N. Das, M.A. Berhow, D. Angelino, and E. H. Jeffery – J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014

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Summary: These findings suggest that defatted camelina seed meal should be evaluated for anticancer activity, similar to broccoli and other Brassicaceae family members. Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf501742h