To successfully address these challenges requires knowledge and expertise extending far beyond the training and experience of the traditional food technologist.
Today, our food production system is undergoing rapid transformation, as it becomes globally integrated and incorporates new, cutting edge technologies. This transformation is precipitating a diversity of technical, cross-cultural, and regulatory challenges for the agrifood industry.
To successfully address these challenges requires knowledge and expertise extending far beyond the training and experience of the traditional food technologist. Areas of expertise required include biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, analytical methods for GMOs and other analytes of emerging concern, and methods of traceability and identity preservation, as well as a comprehensive, global grasp of regulatory, cultural and market trends related to issues such as GMOs and corporate social and environmental responsibility.
In principle, it is possible for a food manufacturer or retailer to bring this wide and expanding range of expertise and infrastructure in-house. However, for many organizations, it is much more cost-effective to access external sources of credentialed knowledge, experience, and technology.
Over the last decade, the companies of the Global ID Group have developed world-class depth of knowledge, experience, and technical expertise, spanning the full range of the GMO issue, including its regulatory, market, and technical dimensions. As Global ID Group has diversified in recent years, the scope of its expertise has expanded far beyond the GMO issue to encompass all areas mentioned two paragraphs above.
FoodChain Global Advisors has succeeded in consolidating the competencies of the Global ID Group into a powerful and flexible knowledge and technology platform that can be applied effectively and economically to support our corporate partners, located at every stage of the food chain, in addressing a wide range of emerging issues in a manner that achieves integrated and complete solutions.
The ability of FoodChain Global Advisors to rapidly design and implement effective solutions is based, not only on technical expertise, but also on a decade of practical experience, a global network of industry and government relationships, and a corporate culture that assures sensitive and responsive attention to client needs and expectations at every step of the project.
The services offered by FoodChain Global Advisors represent a highly effective mechanism through which food and agricultural companies can address challenging emerging issues with confidence, but without the burden of the personnel and infrastructure costs required to address those issues internally.