• Condensed by Lynda Kiernan

Australia Specialty Grain Company Backed by Japan’s Teijin Group

The Healthy Grain, an Australian specialty grain company that specializes in the contract production and sale of non-GMO grains with sought-after nutritional properties including BARLEYmax, a high-fiber barley variety used to support digestive health, has secured an investment of $8 million from Japanese global corporation, the Teijin Group in exchange for a 30 percent stake in the company.

The Healthy Grain also gained the right to produce and sell a hull-less variety of Kebari barley, the world’s first gluten-free barley variety developed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), which remains one third owner of The Health Grain along with the Australian public.

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