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									Cert ID Non-GMO Soy Certification
     from Seed to Final Use—
  Methods, Markets and Outlook




    Non-GM Feedstuff, Quality Production and
     European Regional Agriculture Strategy
              Brussels, 5 & 6, Dec. 2007
     Two Main Topics
• Introduction to Cert ID Non-GMO
  Certification
• Availability of Non-GMO Animal
  Feed Components
 Purpose of
Certification
Create a Bridge of
   Confidence
    between
Buyer and Seller
     Developing the
   CERT ID Standards
  Result of Three Year Research Project
Input from All Sectors of the Food Chain
          •   Seed Producers
          •   Farmers
          •   Traders/Brokers
          •   Transport/Shipping
          •   Processors
          •   Manufacturers
          •   Distributors
          •   Retailers
          •   Consumers
      Result:
 A Standard that is:
• Practical for Industry
• Meaningful to Consumers
• Respected Worldwide
 Operating globally since 1999
         Cert ID Certification:
      From Seed To Shelf
                          Seed Company      Identity
  •   Standards                           preservation
                          Farmer / COOP
  •   Sampling
  •   Testing                Elevator

  •   Inspections           Processor
  •   Documentation
                          Manufacturer
  •   Seal
GMO Threshold 0.1%           Retailer
Full Traceabilitysm for
   each batch/lot
Benefits of CERT ID to Industry
• Marketing
  –   Demonstrates commitment to quality
  –   Increases consumer confidence
  –   Enhances credibility
  –   Inspires customer good will
  –   Differentiates your product in marketplace
• Regulatory compliance
  – Assures traceability (required by EU regs)
    using centralized IT system
  – Verifies compliance with regulations
  – Reduces liability
  – Documents “All reasonable precaution and all
    due diligence”
ProTerra and Cert ID Non-GMO
      Dual Certification

Many cert clients now carry dual certification:
  – Cert ID Non-GMO Certification
  – ProTerra Social and Environmental Certification
                         ProTerra
Social & Environmental Certification             ProTerra


Third-party verification for:
 Sustainable production
    Agronomic practices
    Land, water, energy and pesticide use
 Fair Labor
    Absence of child and slave labor
    Fair wages
    Worksite safety
 Fair Trade
    Local development
    Fair Prices
 Environmental responsibility
    Compliance with local laws and
     international accords (e.g. Amazon biome)
       Availability of
Cert ID Non-GMO Soy Meal
      for Animal Feed
      Core Message:
The tonnage of Cert ID-certified
        Non-GMO soy
 available from Brazil, India, & the NA
     is more than sufficient
to assure sustainable, long-term
    and growing production
    of Non-GMO animal feed.
    Soy Meal from Brazil
           2007

• Cert ID certified nearly 4.0 million MT
• Another 2.2 million MT was “certifiable”
 (available for certification depending on demand)
• Total: 6.2 million MT
• 15% of total EU soy meal usage
  All Soy Products from Brazil
             2007

• All Cert ID certified and “certifiable” soy products
• Total: Over 10.5 million MT
   –   Meal
   –   Beans
   –   Lecithin
   –   Oil
   –   Soy Protein Isolate and TVP
There are other certification programs.
If Cert ID certifies 15% of EU soy meal,
the others certify another 20% to 35%.

       Total 35% to 50%.

            Conclusion:
   Non-GMO is not “niche!”
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                                                                                    2000          2001              2002             2003           2004   2005   2006   2007

                                                                                                                                             Year
Year to year fluctuations in volumes reflect:
  – Shifts among certifiers
  – Commercial decisions of our clients & their
    clients.
  – Not decreases in the availability of certifiable
    non-GMO soybeans.
   There is Plenty of
  Non-GMO Soy Meal!
• 50% of 2007 crop was Non-GMO (29.9 million MT).
• Total EU soy meal usage is around 36 million MT.
• Brazilian production alone is more than enough to
  meet EU needs.
• India, and specialized North American suppliers
  add their clout, as well.
GM soy production is increasing
          in Brazil.
 • Strict non-GMO specifications
   – Still highly feasible both operationally and
     economically
   – Necessary to
      • Increase stringency of IP procedures
      • Increase premiums to growers
 • Cost increase
   – Not prohibitive
   – Well within the range of the typical fluctuations in
     commodity prices
What is needed to assure supply?
  Communicate Your Needs!
• Not all non-GMO soy is automatically identity
  preserved.
• EU buyers need to indicate their requirements
  early in the year.
• Consistently, increased demand triggers
  expansion of Non-GMO certified soy volumes.
               Thank You!




Brazil & South America        UK & Europe
Augusto Freire                Richard Werran
augusto.freire@cert-id.com    richard.werran@Cert-ID.eu

               North America
               John Fagan, Ph.D.
               jfagan@global-id-group.com

								
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