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ADM Introduces SmartBind™ Natural Wheat Proteins

08/22/2007

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced the launch of SmartBind™ natural wheat proteins. SmartBind can be used in nutrition bars, cereal coatings, whole grain baked goods, microwavable bakery products and other food applications.

Wheat-based proteins are often used in baked goods and nutritious foods to further enhance delicate taste and fine texture. An extension of ADM’s Prolite® line, SmartBind can be used in products that require natural ingredients to increase protein, enhance structure, reduce sugar and fat, and replace eggs or dairy products.

“SmartBind is a natural extension of ADM’s existing line of proteins and protein isolate application expertise,” said Neal Bassi, director of sales, wheat starch and proteins, ADM Milling. “Our technical and application team developed SmartBind to help food manufacturers meet the increasing consumer demand for nutritious foods made with natural ingredients.”

About ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain. ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 27,000 employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 of $44 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM’s Web site at http://www.adm.com/.

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