is changing dramatically. There is a move from
large volumes of commodity grain to small lots of
grain in sealed containers. As more customers demand
grain with special characteristics, for example non-GMO
grain, Identity Preservation (IP) guarantees purity
of the grain. Farmers receive more money for their
IP crops, which offsets the extra cost involved. IP
practices are more laborious and costly because it
requires cleaning out bins and machinery, and separate
shipping from bulk commodities. IP grain trade requires
more thorough testing than the common moisture and
protein content tests. IP requires tests after harvest,
during transport and delivery to verify the identity
of the grain.
grain is shipped using Identity Preservation.
There are several tests to verify the identity of
crop. Strip- tests are used to spot-check during harvest
or loading of grain.
is one of the most reliable tests, and the one most
often required by end users. PCR testing requires
a laboratory setting with use of expensive analytical
equipment operated by highly trained personnel. The
PCR technique tests for the presence of genes that
make the grain a GMO. A typical test result is shown
1: DNA Markers
BioProfile Testing Labs, LLC,
we take pride in our experience in PCR testing.
Our procedures allow us to test quickly and accurately.
We have experience in analytical research in cancer
reducing compounds in vegetables. Getting this produce
with higher cancer reducing compounds to the consumer
requires an identity preserved transportation system.
We have extensive experience in applied agriculture
in the USA and Europe. Our experience in laboratory
analysis, research, and practical agriculture allows
us to serve our customers better. We work with grain
brokers, seed companies and farmers to determine the
identity of the grain. We look forward talking with
you on how best we can serve you!
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