First Crop and BeeHex Announce Collaboration to Produce Personalized CBD Nutrition and Wellness Products
PRESS RELEASE SANTA FE, N.M. and Columbus, OH, August 9, 2021
First Crop, a company dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and planet through the regenerative power of hemp, has announced a collaboration with food tech company BeeHex to integrate First Crop’s CBD oils into BeeHex’s subscription-based personalized nutrition products.
This collaboration combines First Crop’s expertise in producing the highest quality hemp extracts and innovative food and nutrition product formulations with BeeHex’s patented process for seamlessly converting their customers’ health assessment answers into production-ready food equipment commands with minimal human interaction required. The project will initially focus on layered nutrition bars and edible CBD products.
A vertically integrated public benefit company whose business spans from “seed to shelf”, First Crop works closely with small and mid-sized American farmers to grow the highest quality hemp and operates a state-of-the-art hemp processing facility that uses CO2 extraction technology to produce full-spectrum CBD oil without the use of chemicals or solvents. First Crop’s best-in-class USDA Certified Organic CBD products, including capsules, tinctures, and topicals, are made from unique proprietary formulations developed by experts that combine CBD with adaptogenic herbs.
First Crop’s executive team also has extensive experience in the natural food products space, with team members having served in senior level positions at Larabar and having founded and built the nut-free organic snack food company Don’t Go Nuts. “This collaboration with BeeHex is a natural partnership,” says First Crop co-founder and CEO Dave Weir, “given that both of our companies share the goal of offering consumers innovative products to improve their health and wellness.”
A NASA spinoff company, BeeHex has developed AI-driven nutrition software and autonomous food production technology that creates personalized nutrition on demand. BeeHex specializes in the rapid and efficient production of personalized foods, leveraging their autonomous production experience and seamless software. Led by a team with expertise in 3D food printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – as well as the food production industry – BeeHex has developed a system to produce personalized nutrition bars. Consumers can take an assessment quiz that allows them to address chronic ailments and customize taste, texture, and nutrition profiles.
“We are really looking forward to collaborating with First Crop,” says BeeHex co-founder and CEO Anjan Contractor. “Given our expertise in 3D food printing and AI, and First Crop’s experience with all-natural health and wellness products, our teams complement each other very well.”
About First Crop: First Crop is a holistic health and wellness company harnessing the regenerative power of hemp to create economic, social and environmental change. First Crop’s CBD products are USDA-certified organic and its CBD oil is extracted from hemp that is grown using strict organic and regenerative farming practices. The First Crop product line includes capsules, tinctures and topicals that are formulated to promote overall wellness, reduce stress, improve sleep and relieve inflammation and pain caused by sore joints and muscles. For a limited time, you can invest in First Crop through the MicroVentures crowdfunding platform. Learn more about this offering at https://invest.microventures.com/offerings/first-crop.
About BeeHex: BeeHex is a NASA spinoff company with a mission to bring personalized nutrition to the masses through intelligent software and innovative food creation equipment. BeeHex’s deep understanding of food production equipment and food product acceptance provides a foundation for growth into multiple food product segments. If food is medicine, personalize food is the prescription.