Northland Organic Foods Corporation

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Northland Organic Foods
Private company
Industry Certified organic & non-GMO, identity preserved (IP) raw materials and food ingredients
Founded 1991
Founder Peter Shortridge
Headquarters Saint Paul, Minnesota
Key people
Peter Shortridge, President
Amy Nankivil, International Marketing Director
Susan Ponsolle, Marketing Manager
Products Oil seeds & grains
Flours & meals
Edible oils
IP lecithins
IP tocopherols
Website Northland Organic Foods

Northland Organic Foods Corporation was a global food and agricultural products company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1991, Northland is an award-winning innovator in the organic foods industry,[1] specializing in the development, production, and international distribution of certified organic and conventional non-GMO specialty food and feed-use seeds, whole soybeans, corn, wheat and other cereal grains. Northland also produces and markets identity-preserved value-added ingredients such as soy meal, grits, flours, oils, lecithins and whole soybean powder under the IP Pure label.[2][3]

Northland Organic Foods is actively involved on a local, national and international level in community programs and ecological conferences whose goals are to promote organic and sustainable agriculture. Northland Organic Foods has, over the past three years, donated over 15% of pre-tax net earnings to environmental, educational, and cultural organizations that are making an effort to improve our community on both a local and a global level.[4] The company also sponsors a website called Seed to Plate, a non-profit informational online resource dedicated to providing a forum for the discussion of agricultural, environmental, and artistic issues with the goal toward solutions and action.

Northland Organic Foods is the sister company of Northland Seed & Grain Corporation, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, a producer and global supplier of identity preserved, non-GMO seeds, raw materials and ingredients to the food manufacturing and feed industries.[5] Northland Seed & Grain’s seed breeding program is centered on the development of traditionally crossbred, organic and non-GMO specialty variety seeds and grains.

The company offers a low-fat soy product.[6]

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  1. ^ Minnesota Department of Agriculture Excellence Award, 2007
  2. ^ Webb, Tom (June 11, 2006). "GROWING TRADE ORGANICALLY. SPRINGING FROM A DEAL TO SELL SOYBEANS TO A COMPANY IN JAPAN, NORTHLAND ORGANIC FOODS CORP. IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF MINNESOTA AGRIBUSINESSES THAT HAVE PROSPERED BY FINDING NICHES IN THE ASIAN MARKET.". St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota). p. D8. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  3. ^ "THIS WEEK'S ENTREPRENEUR: NORTHLAND ORGANICX FOODS BASED IN ST. PAUL". St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN). June 11, 2006. p. D1. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  4. ^ Northland Organic Foods "Donations and Sponsorships" list
  5. ^ Northland Seed & Grain Corporation
  6. ^ "Northland Launches Low-Fat Soy Product.(Northland Organic Foods Corp. offers soy flour)". Food Ingredient News. 1 Feb 2002. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

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