Applied Food Sciences (AFS) is the leader in innovation for functional, organic ingredients in the natural products industry. Quality is transparent from seed to label through organic farming, ethical sourcing, and sustainability. AFS cares about every stakeholder from rural farmers to the largest companies in the world. Founded in 2001, AFS has built their expertise in ethically and sustainably sourcing botanical ingredients with scalability in mind. AFS has developed a multistep approach to guarantee the highest quality ingredients. The quality process incorporates both USP and AOAC validated methods, for specific compound identification, as well as isotope testing to ensure that there is no synthetic adulteration. With the newly opened innovation center, a partnership with the University of Iowa’s Bio-Ventures Center, AFS develops novel, natural and organic ingredients that are highly scientifically qualified, water soluble, sustainably and ethically sourced, Non-GMO and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe – an FDA requirement for U.S. beverages).