ADM Joins Forces with LG Chem to Develop Sustainable Technology for Superabsorbent Polymers Used in Diapers

09/25/2019 CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2019—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and LG Chem today announced a joint development agreement to create biobased acrylic acid, a foundational element required in the manufacture of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in a range of hygiene products, including diapers. “The acrylic acid project is another effort from ADM to create new sustainable materials from renewable resources, and demonstrates our strong commitment to support customer demand through innovation,” said ADM senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Todd Werpy. “By tackling this challenge with LG Chem, we can leverage the strengths and expertise of both…
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DNA brings robust traceability to pork products

IdentiGEN TraceBack provides ‘tamper proof’ trust for food brands The efficacy of DNA traceability to deliver trust and confidence to the Pork Industry has been confirmed in a recent analysis commissioned by global food traceability company IdentiGEN. IdentiGEN, together with a leading Retailer, has highlighted the efficacy of DNA based traceability and in particular the benefits it brings to the complex challenge of pork production. DNA TraceBack is a scientific solution that accurately and precisely traces animal derived protein products. Its technology is unrivalled in promoting trust and protecting provenance within the ever evolving and challenging food business. Accurate and…
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Growing Lawrence Technology Company Uses DNA to Ensure Food Chain Traceability

By Lindsey Slater Communications Director Lawrence Chamber of Commerce September 24, 2019 Lawrence is located in the middle of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world. IdentiGEN, whose U.S. operations are based in the Bioscience and Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas, uses DNA technology to trace meat and seafood back to the individual animal of origin. This spring, the company announced a collaboration with Tyson Fresh Meats, utilizing IdentiGEN’s signature DNA TraceBack® system for cattle raised for Tyson’s Open Prairie Natural Angus Beef. “Our DNA TraceBack® program is…
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Likarda Co-Founder Dr. Lisa Stehno-Bittel one of 50 Kansans You Should Know

Bankers and Businessmen, Farmers and Financiers. You’ll find them all in Ingram’s 50 Kansans You Should Know To find these 50 Kansans, we cast an 82,227-square-mile blanket across the Sunflower State. Time for a little global geography test. Here are a few countries from around the world: Syria. Cambodia. Greece. North Korea. Ireland. Cuba. Switzerland. Now for the test: What does each of those have in common? Answer: Every one of them—and 157 other nations on this planet—is smaller than the state of Kansas. Maybe that helps shed light on the enormity of the annual task of identifying Ingram’s 50…
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Back to the Cutting Edge

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 Our effort to restore the Department of Commerce involves building capacity and reestablishing successful programs and tools that helped the state facilitate growth and spark investment in key industries for our future. This means getting back to the cutting edge of areas where we were previously invested and leading. During the 1980’s, Kansas began to take a deep, strategic look at our economy to identify potential growth areas and envision ways for the state to play a role in stimulating and advancing key economic activity in the state. The state established an office for economic development—which later…
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