Camelina: a favourite among geese, horses, sheep, cows and goats in 1816

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Here is an interesting reference to Camelina that is almost 200 years old. The Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature of the Encyclopeadia Perthensis, published in Edinburgh in 1816, was ‘Intended to Supersede the Other Books of Reference’ and is Illustrated with 370 Plates and Maps. Under the Letter M we find the term Myagrum or Gold of Pleasure …


Camelina shows potential anticancer properties, Illinois study suggests

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University of Illinois scientists have found compounds in Camelina that boost liver detoxification enzymes nearly fivefold – suggesting further studies should be undertaken to explore Camelina’s anti-cancer properties. “The bioactive compounds in Camelina sativa seed … are a mixture of phytochemicals that work together synergistically far better than they do alone. This seed meal is a promising nutritional supplement because …


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 included in Canada’s 2014 cash advance program for growers

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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 advance rate paid to Camelina growers …


Smart Earth Seeds Midas brand camelina growing in Saskatchewan (Updated)

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Smart Earth Seeds contracted about 5,000 acres of Midas Camelina among Saskatchewan producers in 2014 – and we look forward to more success in the 2015 crop year. Smart Earth partnered with Chaplin Grain Corporation, an elevator in Chaplin, Sask., and Central Plains Co-op, who worked hand-in-hand with our growers. Smart Earth CEO Jack Grushcow said the company purposely contracted a relatively small crop because “we …