SOURCE: Plandai Biotechnologies, Inc.

February 22, 2012 08:30 ET

Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. Announces the Appointment of World Renowned Scientist to Its Scientific Board

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCBB: PLPL) Chief Executive Officer Roger Duffield announced today that Dr. Volker Böhm has accepted a position on the company's scientific board. This appointment was enthusiastically supported and approved company-wide, particularly by Dr. Tom Matula, Chairman of the scientific Board.

Mr. Duffield stated, "Dr. Böhm brings to the team a wealth of experience and technical know-how in our specific field and having him on board is an indication of how committed we are to validating our claims of having the highest levels of bioavailability in plant extracts."

Dr. Volker Böhm has a double qualification in Food Science and Human Nutrition. His prior research has focused on combining both fields. He has achieved an excellent international reputation for his specific expertise in the field of secondary plant products (carotenoids, polyphenols) with an emphasis on antioxidant capacity and he is especially renowned for human intervention studies, isomer-specific HPLC of carotenoids and the determination of antioxidant activity/capacity of single compounds as well as food and plasma extracts. Dr. Böhm also successfully manages interdisciplinary projects, funded by the European Union and other scientific or industrial project partners, and participates with the valuable knowledge of his research group. He communicates eloquently on the subject to media and is a sought-after partner for both scientific and consumer-oriented discussions.

"I am proud to share my expertise with Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc.," says Dr. Volker Böhm. "The field of functional foods is an expanding one with a lot of questions to be clarified. Thus, interdisciplinary discussions within the newly formed board will provide clarity to the plethora of unanswered questions in our field today."

About Plaindaí Biotechnology, Inc.

Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc., through its recent acquisition of Global Energy Solutions, Ltd. and its subsidiaries, focuses on the farming of whole fruits, vegetables and live plant material and the production of proprietary functional foods and botanical extracts for the health and wellness industry. Its principal holdings consist of land, farms and infrastructure in South Africa.

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