Cargill Announces New Non-GMO Soybean Oil
Posted By: RumorMail
Date: Tuesday, 1-Jul-2014 14:55:23
Would you Trust it?
Cargill just announced its introduction of a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally-bred (non-GM) soybeans for "customers interested in exploring a non-GMO claim on their product label." The oil is refined in Cargill’s Des Moines, Iowa plant in a process certified by SGS, a global inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
Does that mean Cargill is distancing itself from the food genetic modification techniques of biotech?
Not by a long shot.
Cargill's food ingredients commercial manager Ethan Theis said:
Despite the many merits of biotechnology, consumer interest in food and beverage products made from non-GM ingredients is growing, creating opportunities and challenges for food manufacturers and food service operators.
Cargill says supplies for its new oil are limited, but they have signed on at least one food manufacturer. According to Theis, producing this oil was intricate due to finding a non-GM supply and taking care to "avoid co-mingling with bioengineered crops during harvesting, transportation, storage, handling, processing and refining."
Developing industrial scale IdP products is difficult but something Cargill is well-suited for because of our knowledge of consumer trends, formulation experience, supply-chain management expertise, manufacturing infrastructure and strong relationships with farmers.