GERMANY – Archer Daniels Midland Co. as announced its plans to making further investments to produce more high protein soymeal free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at its Straubing crushing plant in Germany.

“The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal is a logical step after the successful implementation of non-GMO soybean processing at the site in May 2016,” said Jon Turney, general manager, European soybean crush at ADM in a statement.

“The demand for non-GMO soybean meal from European soybeans is steadily growing.

With the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal, ADM will be able to better meet the needs of its poultry feed customers, as well as the dairy and pig feed markets.”

ADM had expanded its soy processing capabilities at its facility in Spyck, Germany earlier this year.

Over the last 12 months, it has been working with farmers and industry partners across Europe to create further opportunities to grow and market soybeans in the region.

“This investment demonstrates ADM’s commitment to meet customer demand for non-GMO soybean products in this region,” said Rene van der Poel, general manager ADM Straubing.

“In addition, it gives local farmers a further incentive to grow more non-GMO soybeans and benefit from bringing soybeans into crop rotations.”