Excellence Through Stewardship and Quality Control in Omega-3 Canola Production

What are Nutriterra and ETS?

Over the past 20 years, demand for omega-3 has outpaced supply, and cannot be met without depleting marine sources.

That’s why Nutriterra set out to develop a land-based source of omega-3, which provides total omega-3 nutrition including DHA + EPA and ALA. Until now, DHA + EPA was only found in marine sources such as wild fish and algae. We apply plant-to-plant biotechnology to deliver the nutrition of microalgae through renewable, sensory neutral canola.

Nutriterra, derived from Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, is produced under the highest standards of traceability and responsible biotech stewardship, as certified by Excellence Through Stewardship. What this means is that we maintain a detailed chain of custody records throughout the entire production chain, from soil to oil.

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Overseeing Quality Control of Omega-3 Production

Our growers accept significant responsibility when they become part of Nutriterra’s identity preserved supply chain. They maintain field borders so that our proprietary canola is isolated from undesirable canola genetics. All equipment and grain bins are thoroughly cleaned before and after contact with Omega-3 Canola. Nuseed representatives use satellite technology and in-field scouting to monitor crop development. And fields producing Omega-3 canola cannot be planted with other brassicas for a period of at least three years.

Once seed quality is validated, Nuseed picks up the harvest from the field and continues to trace transport all the way to the oil crush facilities. All this activity is carefully documented, and records are maintained to trace any potential exposure to conventional canola.

Why We Do It

What all this effort creates is peace of mind. Our consumers are passionate about traceability, and we provide certainty that what we sell is pure and meets the highest quality standards

Nuseed growers know better than anyone how high our standards are, especially when it comes to ensuring traceability and quality. Nuseed Omega-3 canola, the seed oil source of  Nutriterra, is ensuring economic stability for American farmers, so they can remain stewards of the land for generations to come. 

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