Certified non-GMO sugar supply chain receives investment in ASR

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SẬO PAULO – The ASR Group has invested in Raízen, which has a traceable and 100% genetically modified sugarcane supply chain, and has entered into a 10-year procurement agreement with the Brazilian exporter. FoodChain ID has independently certified supply chain traceability.

The partnership between the two companies extends from Raízen sugar cane farms and bioenergy parks in southern Brazil to ASR refineries in Canada, the UK, Portugal and Italy to ASR sugar brands such as Domino and C&H sold to consumers in North America and Europe.

GMO sugar cane is allowed in Brazil. No GMO sugarcane is grown in the United States. The Non-GMO Project, Bellingham, Washington, lists sugarcane as a controlled risk, meaning that a GMO version exists but is not widely available commercially. Over 90% of sugar beets grown in the US are GMO.

“This partnership between ASR Group and Raízen represents a major and important investment by both of us in our commitment to be the world’s most sustainable sugar company,” said Alan Wood, senior vice president, global sugars, ASR, West Palm Beach, Florida . “We pay a premium for this sugar and are delighted that Raízen will be reinvesting it in even more sustainable development projects.”

Paulo Neves, Raízen’s Vice President of Trading, said: “By splitting our operations, this initiative allows us to more accurately measure the full impact and footprint reduction in our supply chain. This certification allows us, through a third-party audit, to confirm the absence of GM sugarcane throughout our entire process, increasing the value of the product for customers looking for this type of sugar.”

Certified non-GMO sugar supply chain receives investment in ASR

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