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Bunge Introduces Transitional Corn Ingredients

Product is designed to help meet the growing demand for organic products


Bunge North America now offers Certified Transitional dry milled corn ingredients, a step designed to help meet the growing demand for organic products.

According to Nielsen, organic corn-based foods and meat is approximately a $2 billion retail market with over 10% annual growth for the past three years. In addition, Certified Transitional product retail dollars sales have grown 5-fold over the past year versus the prior year.

While farmers are interested in serving the growing organic market, many don’t participate because the process to achieve organic certification takes three years and can be cost prohibitive. During this period, they have not been able to capture the premium for selling organically farmed corn.

“The Certified Transitional market gives farmers an opportunity to sell this corn at a premium to conventional during their shift to certified organic, incentivizing them to make the move into organic farming,” says Gregg Christensen, vice president, sales, Bunge Milling. “Bunge is taking the lead in corn by connecting farmers with food manufacturers who are interested in Certified Transitional products as a way of building a more scalable and reliable future supply of organic products.”

All of Bunge’s Certified Transitional corn ingredients are made from U.S. grown transitional corn certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a USDA-accredited organic certification body known for its strong association with organic food.

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