Contributing to Feeding Our World

At Simplot, we are committed to taking action to fulfill our purpose of Contributing to Feeding Our World today and for future generations.

We feel a deep obligation to support and ensure a steady, safe, affordable food supply for everyone. Meeting this challenge today is heightened by a growing population, which is forecasted to reach 10 billion by 2050.

We believe bioengineered crops can help meet the world’s growing needs. Using bioengineered crops can improve agricultural production, resulting in higher and more consistent yields while using fewer resources. Bioengineered crops have been adopted in agricultural practices for over 20 years. Today, over 90% of US corn, soybean, canola, sugar beet and cotton production are from bioengineered crops.

Food developed through bioengineering has been studied extensively by some of the most respected and prominent regulatory agencies responsible for our food supply’s safety. The United States Food and Drug Administration, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, Health Canada, The World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, and the National Academy of Sciences agree that bioengineered foods are safe and not different from other ingredients.

The J.R. Simplot Company began its Plant Sciences division in 2000 with the goal of improving the potato. Over two decades later, Simplot Plant Sciences is a biotechnology leader grounded in science, innovation, and steadfast improvement. Simplot Plant Sciences combines agronomic expertise with the latest in science and technology to find better ways to grow delicious and abundant food for people worldwide.

In the US, Simplot uses bioengineered potatoes in select products while applying stewardship principles to separate these potatoes from conventional potatoes. However, our global business units make decisions about the ingredients used in the products they sell based on local regulations, the availability of materials, and the expectations of customers and consumers in their region. In the future, as we continue to expand our product range and incorporate additional bioengineered products into our portfolio, we will aim to keep customers and consumers informed through clear labeling and transparent communication.

Innovation is the engine that continues to drive Simplot forward, and through innovation, we believe we can contribute to meeting the world’s escalating food needs.