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The Green Life: GMO Labeling Gets Modified

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January 07, 2010

GMO Labeling Gets Modified

No GMOsThe acronym GMO (which stands for genetically modified organism) brings to mind images of giant tomatoes with questionable health and environmental impacts. GMOs are found in many products, and there was no way to know whether they were hiding in something you picked off the supermarket shelf – until now.

Yesterday, Lundberg Family Farms announced that 66 of their products are some of the first to be certified GMO-free by the Non-GMO Project, a collaboration between manufacturers, farmers, and consumers. The Non-GMO Project, which is similar to the USDA’s organic labeling program, is committed to offering non-GMO products.  

All of Lundberg's products that are verified by the Non-GMO Project will be marked with the Non-GMO Project Seal. To earn the seal, each ingredient must be tested during production according to best-practice standards for avoiding GMOs. 

Current enrollment in the Non-GMO Project is nearly 3,000 products from more than 50 companies.   Keep your eyes peeled at the grocery store as more products become Non-GMO certified.

--Sophie Matson

Tell us: Are you concerned about GMOs?  Would you be more inclined to purchase a product if it were Non-GMO verified?


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