Schillinger Seed, a specialty soybean seed company headquartered in West Des Moines, IA, has introduced eMerge Genetics — a new division of the company focused exclusively on non-genetically modified organism (GMO) soybean seed.
The new company, eMerge, fills a growing market demand for food-grade, non-GMO soybeans from both overseas food companies that require non-GMO products and domestic food companies who are increasingly looking for healthier food ingredients. The company says it offers the only soybean brand exclusively dedicated to non-GMO soybeans.
The new entity will tap into the growing demand from growers looking to profit from some of the highest grain premiums offered in the industry as well as those who are becoming increasingly concerned with the rising costs of conventional seed.
By focusing on output traits like higher protein and low-linoleic characteristics, eMerge has taken a different approach to product research and development than other seed companies.