Bunge Loders Croklaan to Debut Non-GMO Project Verified Sunflower Lecithin at IFT18

Customers seeking growth opportunities in the non-GMO food and beverage
space now have a versatile new lecithin solution. At IFT18 (Institute of
Food Technologists, July 16-18), Bunge Loders Croklaan, the global
business-to-business plant-based oils and fats business of Bunge (NYSE:
BG), will showcase BungeMaxx™ sunflower lecithin, a Non-GMO
Project Verified ingredient with a range of benefits for food and
beverages, including emulsification, crystallization control, and more.

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BungeMaxx™ sunflower lecithin is Non-GMO Project Verified, plant-based, and does not require labeling as an allergen in the U.S., making it a great choice for clean label applications. Our sunflower seeds are sourced from farmers we know, and we oversee every step of production through to final packaging. Experience the premium functionality of BungeMaxx in your next food, beverage, or supplement application. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Non-GMO is more than a trend, with 39 percent of U.S. consumers saying
non-GMO is an important claim they seek on foods and beverages at
retail,” said Mark Stavro, senior director of marketing. “Our customers
want to stay competitive in the non-GMO market, and sunflower lecithin
is an excellent opportunity. According to AC Nielsen, non-GMO foods and
beverages made with lecithin are a $4 billion market with six percent
annual growth over the past three years.”

BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin helps provide key product claims, including
Non-GMO Project Verified, and its superior functionality makes it a
straightforward replacement for other lecithins in formulations from
chocolate to beverages. BungeMaxx is underpinned by the world’s largest
scalable production footprint for sunflower lecithin. Every step of the
supply chain is managed by the Bunge team, starting with the sourcing of
sunflower seeds from its network of farmers in Europe to final
distribution in the U.S.

Bunge has also expanded its Whole Harvest® portfolio of organic and
non-GMO expeller pressed oils to include Non-GMO Project Verified canola
and soybean oils. Its network of farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
grows non-GMO canola. In Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, its network grows
non-GMO soy, giving customers confidence in the products and their

“Bunge Loders Croklaan is a global leader and world-class innovator,
with the industry’s broadest range of plant-based oil and fat
ingredients, along with integrated, scalable, and increasingly
sustainable supply chains that enable our customers to grow confidently
alongside top trends in bakery, confectionery, culinary, nutrition, and
more,” said Julian Veitch, vice president of B2B oils and fats, North
America. “By focusing on our customers’ needs and creating together with
them, we can help position them to win in today’s rapidly evolving

Visit Booth S3426 at IFT18 to learn more and sample brownies made
with BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin, corn tortilla chips cooked in Whole
Harvest non-GMO soybean oil, and zesty salsa verde made with Whole
Harvest non-GMO canola oil, as well as other menu items featuring
Bunge’s latest innovations across oils, fats, and milled ingredients.

About Bunge North America

Bunge North America (www.bungenorthamerica.com),
the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a
vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw
and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients
to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor,
foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis,
Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain
elevators, oilseed processing plants, plant-based oil refineries and
packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada
and Mexico.


About The Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s leading third-party
independent verification program for products made according to rigorous
best practices for GMO (genetically modified organism) avoidance.


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