New York business creates non-GMO snacks from Nebraska corn

Oct 14, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A New York snack business is using Nebraska corn to create munchies from ingredients that haven't been genetically modified.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports BFY Brands recently rolled out its new line of snacks, including the triangular corn-based PopCorners.

All the corn to produce PopCorners is being grown on 59 Nebraska farms and milled by Bungee Limited in Crete before being shipped to processing facilities in New York.

BFY Brands CEO Paul Nardone says sourcing 20 million pounds of corn this year was challenging. Nardone says Bunge built a network of farmers, who earn a 20 to 25 percent premium for their corn.

U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows that only 8 percent of all corn acres planted nationally, and 5 percent in Nebraska, are non-GMO varieties.

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