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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. 

    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.

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