The Non-GMO Project: Why Does It Matter To Me?

October 24, 2014

Welcome back to Non-GMO 101!  Check out our first post here where we discuss GMOs and how they may be part of your daily life without you even realizing it.  Today we will discuss the Non-GMO Project and why PROBAR chooses to be verified with them.

What is the Non-GMO Project?

“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.” They believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.

What is Non-GMO Project Verified?

The purpose behind The Non-GMO Project verification is to give consumers transparency and access to clearly labeled non-GMO foods and products. The Project seal tells the consumer that the product has gone through a rigorous third-party review process ensuring the product has been produced with consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.

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Why are PROBAR® products verified by the Non-GMO Project?

There are many reasons why PROBAR® chooses to be Non-GMO Project Verified. The main purpose behind our Non-GMO Project verification is simply to uphold the highest standard possible. Purchasing Non-GMO Project Verified products also helps fund the non-profit organization, which in turn supports and coordinates efforts between seed breeders, farmers, processors, and manufacturers, allowing The Non-GMO Project to protect and expand the availability of non-GMO seeds, ingredients and products.

Like we said before, the main purpose to be Non-GMO Project Verified is to uphold the highest standard possible. PROBAR® does not compromise when it comes to quality, and our Non-GMO Project Verified products are proof that packaged food can maintain quality, sustainability, purity and taste.

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Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan

That will do it for class today.  Stay tuned, next week we will cover GMO-labeling and which states will have an initiative on the ballot in November.

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