We are proud to announce that we have received the Non-GMO Project third party verification for our entire line of products. Committed to using only non-GMO ingredients since our very first product in 2005, Alter Eco has always been a strong advocate against GMOs and is in full support of the Non-GMO Project. To confirm our stance, we recently donated $2,000 to the "Yes on Prop 37" campaign in support of labeling genetically modified ingredients.
The process of genetic modification, which takes place in a laboratory, typically merges DNA from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. With studies increasingly showing a correlation between consumption of GMOs and an array of health risks, and with U.S. consumer confidence shaken by ongoing food safety failures, distrust of GMOs is growing. As a result, more and more consumers are seeking non-GMO choices.
The Non-GMO Project offers North America's only third party non-GMO verification. The Project was created by natural food retailers in response to consumer concerns, and is a non-profit organization committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices.
We are proud to support the Non-GMO Project providing consumers with the information to make a choice about GMOs in their food. With our deep commitment to our farmers and organic practices, we have always supported GMO free foods. We are pleased to honor this commitment to a healthier, more socially just planet with the Non-GMO Project verification.
We have always chosen the highest quality, sustainable ingredients for our consumers. We believe that GMOs are not compatible with our vision of quality or respect of the environment and producers. According to the Non-GMO Project, “Over 80 percent of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides, like Roundup, has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced.”
Regarding farmers, the Non-GMO Project explains: “because GMOs are novel life forms, biotechnology companies have been able to obtain patents with which to restrict their use. As a result, the companies that make GMOs now have the power to sue farmers whose fields are contaminated with GMOs, even when it is the result of inevitable drift from neighboring fields. GMOs therefore pose a serious threat to farmer sovereignty.”
For more information on Proposition 37: http://www.carighttoknow.org/
For more information on the Non-GMO Project: http://www.nongmoproject.org/