MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Our health is based upon what we eat. And today the consumer is more informed and truly worried about product ingredients. They are painfully aware of the ever increasing genetically modified organisms (GMO), ingredients being added to most foods, and are demanding safe, natural, and wholesome alternatives to feed their families," said Kristen Drake, CEO of this highly successful woman owned business (WBENC). "So we gave them one. And it's been a home run." The consumer is being heard with the NON-GMO market at $13B and growing.
Over the last four decades the Captain Drake management team has been involved in production, manufacturing, and trading commodities around the globe. "We know our markets well and have built a thriving business by listening closely to our clients and accurately forecasting trends," said Mark Anderson COO. Currently in the U.S., most of the critical food and beverages ingredients are derived from genetically modified corn, soybeans, or beet sugar. For example, all domestic citric acid is derived from GM corn. Captain Drake was the first to introduce a NON GMO verified citric acid to the market place derived from NON GMO cane sugar. "We are increasing capacity at multiple global facilities and look to add domestic production soon using NON GMO stock," Anderson said.
Captain Drake has contracts with compliant growers and mills around the globe that are committed to the quality and integrity required to carry the Captain Drake brand. Furthermore, the company has built a network of 12 key- warehouse distribution-points that guarantee its US customers consistent product access 24/7.
The company continues to expand its Non GMO verified products. In addition to NGP verified citric acid, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, cane sugar, organic cane sugar, and golden brown sugar the company is starting to produce whey protein concentrates/Isolates with sunflower lecithin instead of soy lecithin.
"We see our steady growth & success as a win-win for the every parent and every consumer. As a mother I feel, when it comes feeding healthy, natural, high-quality foods and beverages to my family, I want to know that the ingredients aren't risking their precious futures. With more products everyday returning to NON GMO ingredients, I see a bright future ahead," said Drake.
Captain Drake LLC is a privately held enterprise based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.