Valens GroWorks Corp (CSE:VGW, OTC:VGWCF) has released its fifteenth episode of Extracted which covered the benefits and challenges of organic cultivation with The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) (TSX:TGOD) VP of Growing Operations David Bernard-Perron. Bernard-Perron was formerly the Agrologist at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation, and he holds a Masters in Plant Sciences from McGill University. TGOD is helping Valens achieve its organic certification so the company can deliver high-end organic extracted products.
TGOD is certified organic under Pro-Cert, one of North America’s most-regarded organic certification bodies, and has certifications from EcoCert Canada and LEED as well. According to Bernard-Perron, being organically certified adds layers of complexity as the company needs to be compliant with several additional standards. However, the critical difference between a conventional growing operation and an organic one is adhering to a permitted substances list which includes no chemically modified inputs. TGOD uses a “living soil” and a “natural soil food web” to create a sustainable, beneficial system for growth.
By growing organically, TGOD can build a reserve of nutrients and create a web of beneficial bacteria, fungi, insects and micro and macro organisms that continuously deliver nutrients to the plants. This allows the plants to build its immune system and defense mechanisms, which in turn, produces more terpenes, THC, CBD and secondary metabolites.
“Organic, living soil, sun-grown cannabis really helps to maximize the genetic potential of the plants,” said Bernard-Perron.
Looking to the future, Bernard-Perron believes that there will be a demand for organic flower, likening it to the shortage in the organic food market. On the medical side of things, he believes that there will always be people looking for a natural alternative.
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BioHarvest Sciences Inc. Unveils the Unique Polyphenolic Content of Its Upcoming Olive-Based Nutraceutical
The product will include polyphenols known to have significant health benefits.
BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) (“BioHarvest” or the “Company”) has reached an important milestone in its development program of additional Nutraceuticals. The olive-based Nutraceutical product scheduled for market availability in the second half of 2022 will contain the following unique matrix of polyphenols: hydroxytyrosol, trosol, and verbascoside. These compounds are the major polyphenols in naturally grown olives and are responsible for the high antioxidant activity of olives and olive oil. Importantly, the BioHarvest olive-based Nutraceutical product will provide all the benefits of olives and olive oil with a low calorie count per serving.
Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (“Cresco” or the “Company”), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31 st , 2020 on Thursday March 25 th , 2021 before the market opens.
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide investors with key business highlights on Thursday March 25 th , 2021 at 8:30am Eastern Time (7:30am Central Time).