RTRS has offered non-GMO segregated physical supply of soy since 2011. However this is a model that enables the market to support the responsible production of non-GMO soy through the purchase of RTRS non-GMO credits, but not physically obtain the non-GMO soy.

This certification allows producers to commercialize RTRS non-GMO credits (1 ton of non-GMO soy is equivalent to 1 RTRS non-GMO credit). To obtain non-GMO credits the producers must have complied with local current legislation, RTRS Principles and Criteria and all the requirements for non-GMO production on the farm.

In order to guarantee the non-GMO status of product, an independent third party will be involved as part of the verification process and will conduct tests at harvest time in each non-GMO plot of the farms.

“This new model enables the market to support RTRS certified non-GMO soy through the credits system.”

RTRS Non-GMO Credits

RTRS non-GMO Credits enables the market to support the responsible production of non-GMO soy through the purchase of RTRS non-GMO credits, but not physically obtain the non-GMO soy.

X NO segregation
X NO chain of custody

– The certification applies only to producers and the unit of certification is the farm limits.
– Once the soy leaves the farm there is no traceability, no Chain of Custody involved.

Relating to the PCR test

In order to guarantee the sampling and non-GMO status:

– A third party shall be involved in this process.

– Any laboratory conducting semi-quantitative tests for the presence of GMO DNA on their behalf must be competent to do so.

– Laboratories undertaking PCR tests must be accredited for PCR testing by a recognized Accreditation Body.

 

RTRS NON-GMO PHYSICAL SOY (Segregation)

RTRS has offered non-GMO segregated physical supply of soy since 2011.

√ Segregation

√ Chain of custody

– The certification applies to producers and all the supply chain.
– A segregated chain of custody system can be in place once the soy leaves the farm.

The organisation shall conduct semi-quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to validate the GMO identity of soy materials they receive and where the organisation is growing soy, of the soybeans they supply. Any laboratory conducting semi-quantitative tests for the presence of GMO DNA on their behalf must be competent to do so. Laboratories undertaking PCR tests must be accredited for PCR testing by a recognized Accreditation Body.

For producers selling soy by physical flow, it is not expected that producers should be responsible for carrying out tests for presence of GMO material on their harvest; however in these cases there must be evidence that the first buyer does the testing.

 

How to use the RTRS Trading Platform

The RTRS Marketing Platform is a technological support that records the amounts of RTRS Responsible Soy, allows RTRS Credits transactions independently of the physical flow, in addition to facilitating traceability records of the RTRS physical flow.

Find more information on how the RTRS Platform works in this short video.