Who We Are


Each day brings new changes to the world. Each sunrise is met with a larger population, new bacteria and diseases, droughts, and other environmental crises, and a myriad of other new challenges across many fronts. Helping to maintain the Earth’s fragile equilibrium is why Kemin innovation is constantly in action around the world.

Our network of specialists and scientists worldwide stays attuned to the needs of each region by being on site, experiencing them firsthand, and speaking with government officials, farmers, ranchers, and local authorities to learn their concerns and needs.

Staying abreast of these developments drives Kemin innovation, directing our efforts to solve the most critical, current, and impending problems first, allowing us to introduce timely food production solutions that will have the most benefit for producers and consumers – ultimately helping abate issues such as food insecurity.

Our innovative leadership affects more than agriculture. We’re originators of countless ingredients that improve the health and lives of humans, their pets, and animals. Some of these innovations include new food technologies that keep edibles fresher and more flavorful, pharmaceutical dyes with colorants that are naturally derived, and nutraceuticals that maintain wellness, improve eye and cognitive health, aid weight loss, and enhance athletic power.

At Kemin, we will never stop in our mission to improve the quality of life.


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Lives Touched

Our vision is to improve the quality of life by touching half the people of the world every day with our products and services. Audacious? Yes. Impossible? A lot of people once thought voices over telephone wires, light without fire, microbes that cure diseases and robots roving Mars were “impossible,” yet they’re all old news today. An audacity of imagination combined with the power of science makes the “impossible” possible every day.

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How many lives will be enhanced by Kemin by 2018

3,653,188,500 Lives

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Growing. Globally.

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Global Ingredient Manufacturer Leads Conversation on Food Security



DES MOINES, Iowa – Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company that uses science to touch 3.8 billion people every day with its products and services, was recently featured by The Wall Street Journal on The Business Debate, a news organization based in London, England.

“At Kemin, our goal is to see that by the latter half of the century, the nine or ten billion people we have on the planet will have adequate nutrition,” said Dr. Nelson. “The United Nations (UN) has cited up to a third of the food we produce is wasted in some manner. There are a variety of things we can do to ensure our food is safe, high quality and appealing from production.”


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Plant Science

As the human population continues to expand and resources become more limited, solutions to global challenges are increasing to maintain the quality of life. While Kemin continues to strive to improve this quality, our company is committed to invest in the research and development of plant based solutions for these answers.