FoodChain ID: A pioneer in the world of non-GMO testing, certification, and education
By Kimberly J. Decker. From Kenneth Ross’s perspective, the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo was something of a turning point in the saga surrounding genetic modification, or GM, technology. After all, IFT is the major gathering of food-industry players who, as a rule, tend to be fairly sanguine about GM. That being the case, a keen interest in non-GM offerings had been pretty invisible in years past, says Ross, CEO of the FoodChain ID (Fairfield, IA).
Not so this go-round. I was really taken by surprise by how much visibility the non-GMO issue had at the June show, he recalls. There were booths all over with people advertising non-GMO ingredients, and sessions on research about public perceptions. So if people still wonder whether non-GMO is going mainstream within the food industry, Id say the answer is, ‘Yes.”
That shift came in part thanks to the work of the FoodChain ID. Read more