Demand for non-GMO ingredients remains strong

Like soybean oil, non-GMO corn oil may be hard to find since 93% of all corn acres planted in the United States last year were biotech varieties, according to the USDA. Healthy Food Ingredients, Fargo, ND, offers both corn oil and canola oil that have been certified by the Non-GMO Project, Bellingham, Wash. Product is grown under contract and segregated as it comes into the facility, said Jennifer Tesch, chief marketing officer of HFI.

“Consumer demand for non-GMO ingredients remains very high,” she said. “However, not all ingredients fall under the high-risk category under the Project’s standards. Both corn and canola are considered high risk. Another high-risk crop includes soy ingredients.”

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