Tuesday, February 9, 2016

North Dakota Grain Terminal Goes GMO-Free To Meet Consumer Demand

Captain Drake LLC has acquired a million-bushel terminal with dedicated rail cars that will be used exclusively for the holding and transport of GMO-free grains.
Agriculture is what keeps North Dakota alive. Agriculture literally makes the state’s leading source of revenue. To be exact, approximately 90% of the state has incorporated farms and ranches because their commodity is wheat.
Because northern states are so traditional. It can be surprising to see when food markets decide to keep up with new trends. For instance, a northern state investing in a GMO-free grain plant.
Regarding this, GMO-Free Report indicates the Captain Drake LCC has obtained a million-bushel terminal which incorporates the use of rail cars which will be utilized for the transporting of the GMO-free grains they have invested in.
Contemporarily, mega-food corporations can now be relieved in knowing that the product they purchase is no longer contaminated with GM chemicals or anything that can alter the natural state of the product.
The private investment firm, Killer Whale Holding, led by Mark Anderson, President of Captain Drake, inferred that the new facility is strategically located to handle the burgeoning demand for non-GM grains.
 “By providing growers and end-users with this key facility, Captain Drake will consolidate and streamline the sourcing of  non-GM grain in the Red River Valley,” he says. “We will be able to obtain the best non-GMO commodities from three regions: North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba, Canada.”
Another benefit of the grain terminal is that non-GMO foods will soon be locally found without the need for importation to take place.
Due to this upbringing, it will definitely give Captain Drake LLC an advantage over its competition.
Said spoke:
“There are a lot of things happening behind the scenes in the marketplace with big companies going non-GMO. Initially, this was not a direction they really wanted to go into because they didn’t know the availability of non-GMO ingredients. But for the last two years, they have been trying to get a handle on it and changeover (to Non-GMO).”
In fact, Anderson projects that “the next big boom in North Dakota won’t be oil, but non-GMO and identity preserved corn and soybeans.”
 “The supply chain needs to be tightened up and moved domestically,” he said. “We consider this to be another strategic asset for our food and beverage clients seeking suppliers committed to guaranteeing the integrity and purity of non-GMO commodities throughout the supply chain.”
Because this is impacting many, the facility has said to support any food companies that are interested in switching their products for non-GMO reliant products.
The US and Canada still have no mandatory laws, however, more than 64 countries do. We must expect drastic change as 89% of American consumers continuously year to know more about GMOs and why they exist in their food.


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