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What does non-GMO mean?

A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup/DNA has been artificially modified. Genetic modification affects many of the products we humans consume on a daily basis. In order for a product to be Non-GMO Project Verified, ingredients must be evaluated and tested for compliance with Non-GMO project verification standards.

The Non-GMO Project Verified seal is a trustworthy, defensible, transparent process and North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance. Analytical testing of high-risk raw material is done at critical points in the supply chain to verify that GMO contamination is below the applicable action threshold. visit for complete information.

In order for a product to be Non-GMO Project Verified, its inputs must be evaluated for compliance with their standard, which categorizes inputs into three risk levels – with the top being High-Risk.The ingredients in this category are derived from, contain derivatives of, or are produced through a process involving organisms that are known to be genetically modified and commercially available and include:

Alfalfa, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Papaya, Soy, Sugar beet, Yellow summer squash / zucchini, Animal products, Microbes and enzymes

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