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FOODCHAIN ID PARENT COMPANY, GLOBAL ID GROUP, NAMED ‘BEST OF THE INDUSTRY’

FOODCHAIN ID PARENT COMPANY, GLOBAL ID GROUP, NAMED ‘BEST OF THE INDUSTRY’

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, I’d say the answer is, ‘‘Yes.”

That shift came in part thanks to the work of the FoodChain ID. Read more

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