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You’ve probably seen the non GMO butterfly that is proudly displayed on most health foods. However, you may not know that the company behind the butterfly was started in a science lab on the Maharishi International University campus.

Founded in 1996 by microbiology professor John Fagan, Global ID Group has since grown into a multinational business with an annual revenue of 20 million dollars. The mission of Global ID Group is to provide companies with “integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry.”

Ken RossThe Maharishi International University College of Business Administration was recently delighted to have the CEO of Global ID Group, Ken Ross as a guest speaker. Mr. Ross inspired business students with the story of how a small lab imbued with a mission to ensure food safety expanded into one of the world’s premier GMO testing labs and non GMO certification services.

He gave a detailed explanation of Global ID Group and all its subsidiaries:

  • DSC05208Genetic ID is an accredited testing laboratory for GMO, pathogen, gluten, and animal speciation and food authenticity.
  • CertID ID administers food safety and food quality certifications
  • FoodChain ID is the leading technical administrator for the Non-GMO Project

Global ID group is one of the most well known businesses in Fairfield and employs many graduates from the MIU College of Business.