ROSARIO, ARGENTINA — Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Havanna SA will partner on developing and offering food products manufactured with HB4 wheat in Brazil and Argentina.
Bioceres is a global provider of crop productivity solutions while Havanna is a food production and retail company with more than 300 stores across the Americas and Europe.
Under the agreement, Havanna customers in Brazil and Argentina will be able to purchase HB4 wheat-based food products. The companies said the products have a significantly reduced carbon footprint and other environmental positive externalities.
In addition, they said the products will have a farm-to-fork identity preserved process structured under the ongoing Generation HB4 program. It will enable partnered products to include field-specific information, climate facts and other key data of potential interest to consumers, all secured on blockchain technology.
Bioceres received regulatory approval in October 2020 from Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture for the company’s HB4 Wheat “event” for growth and consumption. Argentina is Latin America’s largest wheat producer and the world’s first country to adopt HB4 drought tolerance technology for this staple crop. Bioceres said it is committed to pursuing the development and commercialization of sustainable products and this agreement with Havanna represents the company’s first consumer application.