THE EUROPEAN STARCH INDUSTRY EU FARMERS 60.000 24.000.000 TONS OF RAW MATERIALS 75 PLANTS 11.000.000 TONNES STARCHES
& DERIVATIVES
15.000
JOBS 5.000.000 TONNES
PROTEINS & FIBRES
THE EUROPEAN STARCH INDUSTRY EU FARMERS 60.000 24.000.000 TONS OF RAW MATERIALS 75 PLANTS 11.000.000 TONNES STARCHES
& DERIVATIVES
15.000
JOBS 5.000.000 TONNES
PROTEINS & FIBRES
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THE EUROPEAN STARCH INDUSTRY

About Starch

Starch is a carbohydrate extracted from agricultural raw materials, which is widely present in literally thousands of everyday food and non-food applications. It is the most important carbohydrate in the human diet.

The European starch industry provides their customers with a broad portfolio of safe and high-quality products ranging from native starches, modified starches, liquid and solid sweeteners to oils, proteins and fibers that are used as ingredients and functional supplements in a wide array of applications.

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OUR 5 KEY MESSAGES

OUR 5 KEY MESSAGES

Our thoughts on the role, impact, and responsibilities of the Starch Industry

1. Innovation

The European starch industry is built on constant innovation

The European starch industry is a long-established part of the agri-food value chain, built on constant innovation to meet societal demands and consumer expectations.

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2. Rural Strength

We strengthen rural areas with essential sources of income and employment

We strengthen rural areas by providing an essential source of income and employment, both directly and to the farmers who supply the raw materials used to make our ingredients.

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3. Plant-based

We offer a vast range of plant-based ingredients improving food and drink.

We offer a vast range of plant-based ingredients, including carbohydrates, proteins and fibres, to make food and drink taste better, last longer, and be more sustainable and nutritious.

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4. Bioeconomy

We develop bio-based materials and alternatives to fossil-based products

We develop bio-based materials and alternatives to fossil-based products in industrial applications from renewable resources, offering functional properties and CO2 emission reductions.

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5. Sustainability

The EU starch industry is a pillar of the sustainable food system.

By valorising the entire crop to serve food, feed and industrial customers, while reducing our environmental footprint, the EU starch industry is a pillar of the sustainable food system.

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Starch Europe is the voice of the European Starch Industry, representing 95% of European starch producers - or 28 starch producing company members in 19 EU EU member states, as well as 6 national starch industry associations - at EU and International level.

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Contact us

  • Avenue des Arts, 43, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
  • +32 2 289 67 60
  • info@starch.eu
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