Now Proudly Enrolled in the Non-GMO Project
Consumers want to know what is in their food. And we at Small Planet Foods want you to know what’s in ours.
We understand that knowing whether food is produced with GMOs is important to you. In the spirit of transparency, we’ve enrolled our products – Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and Lärabar – which have always been made without GMO ingredients, in the Non-GMO Project. Food Should Taste Good, which recently joined the Small Planet Foods family, will begin enrolling its products in April 2013. This third party certification by the Non-GMO Project will, once our products are verified, provide you with additional assurance that our products are produced without the use of GMO ingredients.
Here are some options as you shop for products produced without GMOs:
- Choose Certified Organic Products: Organic foods are prohibited from being made with biotechnology (GMOs). The USDA Organic seal is verification that the ingredients used are non-GMO, even if the package does not separately call out the ingredients as non-GMO. Products labeled as “Made with organic ingredients” also cannot be made with GMO’s. You can verify organic certification by checking the fact panel for a ‘certified by’ statement.’
- One quick rule-of-thumb: A product can be non-GMO without being organic, but a product can’t be organic without being non-GMO.
- Choose products with non-GMO Labeling: If a product is labeled as non-GMO, or not made with genetically engineered ingredients, it likely is non-GMO. Third party verification organizations, like the Non-GMO Project, for example, audit and verify that a product is non-GMO for further assurance. For more information about the non-GMO verification process, visit the Non-GMO Project website.
- Only a limited number of crops in the United States have GMO equivalents. You can find a list of common ingredients from these crops on the Non-GMO Project website.
Muir Glen is part of Small Planet Foods, and we are committed to providing you and your family with foods made without GMO ingredients. We feel we are making a positive impact by increasing organic and non-GMO acreage as we grow. Small Planet Foods brands continue to uphold the same beliefs we’ve had since our founding, including the value we place on using non-GMO ingredients. We hope you will recognize the great care we have taken to maintain this integrity over time.
We appreciate your support of our brands, and we pledge to continue to always do right by you with our actions.