Discover Verdant™ Technologies
Who is Verdant Technologies?
Verdant Technologies is a science and biotechnology company dedicated to developing products that meaningfully impact our world’s health and well-being through the global food system. We develop better ways of delivering nourishment to more people in more places with reduced harmful impacts of food production and waste on our planet. Our targeted solutions serve the food and agricultural community with unmatched storability, portability, reliability and ease of operational integration.
How long has Verdant Technologies been in the biotechnology industry?
We have been in business for 20+ years and have developed over 60+ patents.
Where is Verdant Technologies located?
Our headquarters is located in a suburb of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA, and we serve customers worldwide.
What products are in the Verdant Technologies portfolio?
Our scientists have invented and patented solutions aimed at maintaining product integrity and enhancing quality while in storage or transit, including product life extension, the removal of undesirable flavors and odors caused by packaging products, and solutions to wastage of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Does Verdant Technologies offer internship opportunities?
We love to provide opportunities to energetic students wishing to immerse themselves in the exciting world of our business. If you have an interest, we welcome you to contact Human Resources via our Contact Us page.
How can I invest in Verdant Technologies?
Verdant Technologies is a privately held company. We would like to grow with partners who are:
- Inspired knowing they are making a real difference to people’s health and well-being local and across the globe.
- Gratified in doing the right thing to lessen the impact of the industry on the environment.
- Motivated to be involved in improving the world’s food system.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more.
Who owns Verdant Technologies?
Verdant Technologies was acquired by Gulftech International in June 2021. Gulftech has spent more than 50 years creating new and innovative equipment for growers, packers, and food processing companies, building long-lasting relationships as stewards to the world’s leading food processing companies. Gultech’s family of companies touch about 90% of the world’s fresh produce, juices, nuts and tuna products and their footprint extends across 85 countries.
All about HarvestHold™
What is HarvestHold?
HarvestHold is a post-harvest product life extension solution used by growers, distributors, and retailers to extend the usable life of fruits, vegetables and flowers by an average of 50% and significantly reduce wastage in the food supply chain. HarvestHold is the most storable and portable product life extension solution available on the market, and provides growers, distributors, and retailers flexibility and ease in use, with the ability to target application for maximum efficacy.
How is HarvestHold made?
HarvestHold is applied to typical food packaging materials and can be easily integrated into normal storage and distribution operations.
On what types of products is HarvestHold effective?
Fruits and vegetables, including pre-cut products, are significantly improved by the use of HarvestHold, as well as floral products including cut flowers and potted plants. For both climacteric produce (produce that continues to ripen post-harvest) and non-climacteric produce (produce that stops ripening post-harvest), HarvestHold has been shown to enhance freshness and quality.
How does HarvestHold work?
HarvestHold works with a plant’s natural respiration process to optimize the pace of ripening and requires no water or other catalysts to activate. HarvestHold utilizes a superior delivery method of a trusted, industry-standard product life extension compound as the active ingredient.
How is HarvestHold applied to fruits, vegetables and flowers?
HarvestHold is simply included in the packaging of fruits, vegetables, and flowers at the time of harvest. It requires no special equipment or catalysts to activate and was designed for maximum ease of integration into existing operational processes.
When is HarvestHold applied to produce and floral products?
HarvestHold can be applied and reapplied at many points throughout the supply chain. To maximize its effectiveness, it should be initially applied at the time of harvest and packaging of produce and floral products.
Is HarvestHold an allergen?
No, HarvestHold is not an allergen.
Is HarvestHold organic? If not, do you have an organic solution?
HarvestHold is not approved for use on produce sold as organic. At this time, Verdant Technologies does not have an organic product life extension solution, but it is in our pipeline of our targeted new product innovations.
How does HarvestHold affect the quality of the produce I consume?
HarvestHold extends the usable product life and enhances the quality of produce, providing consumers with more time to use the products they buy. By optimizing the ripening process, fruits and vegetables reach consumers with fresh-picked texture and flavor, that lasts longer.
Can I taste or smell HarvestHold on my produce?
No, HarvestHold leaves no smell or taste behind.
Does HarvestHold impact the nutritional benefits of the produce I buy?
Yes. By optimizing the ripening process, produce treated with HarvestHold reaches consumers with superior nutritional content. Untreated produce has a higher potential of being harvested too early (therefore, not ripening enough before reaching optimal nutritional content) or reaching consumers in an overripe state, both of which have inferior nutritional benefits.
Is HarvestHold GMO?
No, HarvestHold is not GMO.
Is HarvestHold safe to eat?
Produce protected by HarvestHold is safe to eat. 1‑MCP doesn’t leave residues on your favorite fruit and vegetables. However, the HarvestHold film or label inside the packaging is not edible and dangerous to ingest.
Can I wash off HarvestHold?
HarvestHold works with a plant’s natural respiration process at a cellular level, and therefore cannot be washed off. It is not a coating or film that requires removal by cleaning. Produce treated with HarvestHold is 100% safe for consumption.
Can our customers export produce treated by HarvestHold from the US and other countries?
Yes. There are no restrictions on exports of produce that have the HarvestHold application.
How do I try or buy HarvestHold?
Please contact us today to learn more about HarvestHold.