Our products are Non-GMO Project Verified, but what does that mean? Below, we've included some of the key facts about non-GMO verification, as well as links to more resources.
What is a GMO?
A GMO is a genetically modified organism.
What does that mean?
A GMO has genes that have been modified by scientific technology. The modifications are typically meant to make the organisms (typically plants) more resistant to pests and capable of producing more abundantly.
Are GMOs dangerous?
Most health and food organization have now concluded that GMOs are safe for animals and people. Nonetheless, many are concerned about the eventual side effects of producing and consuming GMOs. One concern is the possibility of environmental damage. Modified genes have the potential to flow from crops to other plants — such as weeds — and therefore transfer traits meant to aid the crops in resiliency. This could result in "super weeds" — weeds more resilient to common herbicides. In turn, farmers would have to alter their current, environmentally-safe options in order to get rid of the weeds.
What is Non-GMO Project Verification?
Non-GMO Project Verification follows a specific standard developed by numerous experienced individuals with insight into the food industry and the science of genetic modifcation to determine whether a product contains zero or inconsequential traces of GMOs. According to its website, "The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms."
If you want to learn more about GMOs, as well as the argument for and against genetic modifications, here are some helpful resources: