ADM invests in non-GMO high-protein soybean meal

by Holly Demaree
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The move to processing non-GMO soybeans is a part of the company’s growth plan. 
 
STRAUBING, GERMANY — Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) will be making further investments at its crushing facility in Straubing to produce non-GMO high-protein soybean meal. Located in southern Germany, the added capability will allow the site to serve ADM’s growing portfolio of soybean meal customers and support local farmers in increasing the region’s soybean output.

The move to processing non-GMO soybeans is a part of the company’s growth plan. 

“The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal is a logical step after the successful implementation of non-GMO soybean processing at the site in May 2016,” said Jon Turney, general manager, European soybean crush at ADM. “The demand for non-GMO soybean meal from European soybeans is steadily growing. With the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal, ADM will be able to better meet the needs of its poultry feed customers, as well as the dairy and pig feed markets.”

Earlier this year, ADM expanded its soy processing capabilities at its facility in Spyck, Germany. In the last 12 months, it has been working with farmers and industry partners across Europe to create further opportunities to grow and market soybeans in the region.

“This investment demonstrates ADM’s commitment to meet customer demand for non-GMO soybean products in this region,” said Rene van der Poel, general manager ADM Straubing. “In addition, it gives local farmers a further incentive to grow more non-GMO soybeans and benefit from bringing soybeans into crop rotations.”

ADM has approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and a crop transportation network, ADM connects the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses.
 
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