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

A HISTORY OF INNOVATIONS

Starch has been extracted and used for thousands of years, its uses evolving through time. From the Egyptians who used it to strengthen papyrus over 6000 years ago to the early-1800s discovery of hydrolysis to produce sugars from starch for pharmaceuticals, and later food, the evolution is still constant, for this amazingly versatile ingredient.

DEDICATED TO DELIVER

Produced from EU-grown agricultural raw materials, the European starch industry is dedicated to deliver a wide variety of safe, high-quality and nutritious ingredients to our partners every day.

A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING INDUSTRY

In order to continue to meet the evolving societal demands and consumer expectations – the industry constantly innovates.

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OTHER KEY MESSAGES

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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