Identity-Preserved Corn and Soybeans Traceable to Their Fields of Origin
In today’s food industry, the use of Identity-Preserved food ingredients has become an increasingly important issue. The quality and safety of your food products are increasingly dependent upon knowing with certainty the source of the ingredients used.
At Clarkson, we take identity preservation seriously, and have designed our business around its assurance. Our Identity-Preserved corns and oilseeds are traceable to American farms that grew them. And within our storage and processing operations, the systems have been designed to assure that this identity is protected.
Our customers love this. In fact, they can visit the farms and talk to the farmers that grew the corn or soybeans. Our farmers love this as well, since they can learn first-hand how the fruit of their labor ends up on the supermarket shelf. It’s definitely a win/win for both our customers and the Clarkson family of farmers.
Dependable Source for Organic and Certified Transitional Food-Grade Corn and Soybeans
Clarkson offers three colors of organic and Certified Transitional food-grade corns, organic and Certified Transitional soybeans, and a variety of organic and Certified Transitional feed grains and ingredients. If you are buying organic or Certified Transitional grains, please contact us for pricing and availability.
When the organic movement was in its infancy, Clarkson was already working with organic buyers to build and integrate a reliable supply system with farmers committed to organic farming. And we were also helping IP (Identity-Preserved) farmers transitioning to organic.
Clarkson has had organic certification since 1998. Defined by the the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, organic certification is a process audited on an annual basis by the United States government for producers of organic foods, crops, and other organic agricultural products.
In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants. Requirements vary from country to country, and generally involve a set of standards for growing, storing, processing, packaging and shipping.Synthetic chemical inputs are prohibited, such as fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge.
As one of the premiere grain companies to become certified, Clarkson has followed the trends of this ever-changing market, and continues to support the organic and Certified Transitional industry at many levels. Clarkson founder and President, Lynn Clarkson, served as Director of the Organic Trade Association for seven years. He has also served on many committees for the NOSB (National Organic Standards Board), and is a speaker at many organic trade shows and conferences.
For growers all across the Midwest, we offer contract opportunities for organic and Certified Transitional corn and soybeans. If you are currently a Certified Organic or would like to become a Certified Transitional grower, please contact us for opportunities to grow for, and with us.