ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc. announced on Feb. 24 that a variety of its soy ingredients have been verified as non-GMO (genetically-modified organisms) by the Non-GMO Project.
 
The non-profit organization is committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products.
 
CHS offers a complete line of soy ingredients available as both GMO and non-GMO. The CHS products that have earned non-GMO verification include: CHS soybean salad oil, CHS crude soybean oil, CHS soybean meal, Honeysoy soy flour, and Honeysoy soy flakes.
 
"CHS pursued non-GMO verification status to serve our customers who want ingredients that satisfy these criteria," said Kara VanKleek, CHS marketing director, Processing and Food Ingredients. "As a farmer-owned company, CHS sources soybeans directly from growers, allowing traceability. These soybeans are then processed at U.S. company-owned facilities into a range of GMO and non-GMO soy ingredients, from oil to flour to concentrates and isolates."
 
VanKleek said while the Non-GMO Project verified status involves an extensive process, CHS was committed to obtaining the industry seal to meet customer specifications.
 
"CHS is always looking for ways to help its customers find the right soy oil and protein solutions,” she said. “Non-GMO verification helps us meet the needs of customers, whether they run large volumes or if their operations are small and growing."