SOURCE: GroFeed Inc.

January 24, 2006 08:00 ET

Independent Studies Support GroFeed Barley Benefits

BAY CITY, MI and TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2006 -- Mr. P. Henry Naskali, President and CEO of GroFeed Inc. (OTC: GFDI), stated, "In an effort to provide independent scientific evidence to support GroFeed's claims, we monitor scientific studies and independent academic research." Mr. Naskali notes, "Taking all of the current research into account and the available data it becomes evident that the health benefits of organic feed are significant." In fact, the positive studies showed that organically fed animals had less illness, enhanced recovery from illness, better testes condition and greater sperm motility in males, greater egg production in females, better fertility, fewer still births and prenatal deaths, and better survival of young. These outcomes, reproduction, incidence, and recovery from illness, are sensitive indicators of health status, and should be given appropriate weight.

According to Dr. Virginia Worthington, MS, ScD, CNS, "We have seen a pattern of better nutrient composition in organic crops, better health in animals consuming organic food and the existence of known mechanisms explaining observed differences between organic and conventional crops. Whatever problems there may be with the quantity or quality of existing studies, the body of evidence, at a minimum, provides strong indications that organic crops are more nutritious." Dr. Worthington adds, "What is remarkable about all the studies is that the organically fed animals performed significantly better and no studies where the conventionally fed animals performed much better." For example, a recent study by Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences examined supplementary organic feeds containing a high proportion of roughage. In three experiments, barley was compared with another type of supplementary feed: a concentrate mixture, grass pellets, or fodder beets. While the results indicated that the concentrate mixture resulted in a higher milk yield, a lower fat content indicating a lower quality of milk, and a higher ECM yield compared to feeding barley as supplement. Grass pellets resulted in a lower milk fat content, lower protein content, but no difference in milk or ECM yield compared to feeding barley. Fodder beet decreased the milk yield, ECM yield was lower, and milk was unaffected compared to the total mixed ration with barley.

GroFeed is committed to supporting qualified government or independent academic research incorporating barley fodder as a feed supplement through either direct funding and/or the commitment of product for performance evaluation, feed studies, health studies etc. According to Mr. Harry Lewis, GroFeed's Vice-President of Technology, "GroFeed is interested in supporting future studies that investigate barley's ability to improve animal health, increase immunity to disease, and promote human weight-loss maintenance by reducing insulin resistance."

About GroFeed:

GroFeed manufactures enclosed hydroponic systems capable of producing 50 kilograms (110 lbs) to 1000 kilograms (2200 lbs) of fresh green barley feed (fodder) per day throughout the year at minimal cost. GroFeed products are offered from refrigerator-sized systems to 53-foot tractor-trailer sized systems. GroFeed markets its products as a means of feed supplementation for the animal feed industry.

GroFeed's state-of-the-art hydroponic systems provide multi-benefits to the livestock and horse breeding and racing industries at a cost and with effectiveness unmatched by other hydroponic systems. These advantages and benefits position GroFeed to become a dominant factor in its large but niche market consisting of Milk and Beef Producers; Stable and Racehorse Owners; Sheep, Pigs, and Chicken Operations; Zoos; and others. While initially focused on the animal feed sector, the opportunity to expand into high-value food products (sprouts) for human consumption will not be overlooked and should become an important element in the growth of the company.

With increased market demand for more natural products, GroFeed offers simple and cost effective green feed solutions. All of these factors comprise the backbone of GroFeed Inc., a potentially high growth company.

GroFeed Inc. is a Bay City, Michigan and Toronto-based company with manufacturing facilities near London, Ontario.

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