Genetically Modified Organisms are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
All across the globe, environmental activists, public interest groups, and socially-conscious consumers find the lack of independent scientific research on the impact of genetically modified foods to be cause for concern. In Japan, Australia, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are considerable restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs because they are not considered proven safe.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, which offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. For consumers, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on food ingredients that are at-risk of being genetically modified, as the list of at-risk agricultural ingredients is frequently changing.
Part of the Non-GMO Project’s commitment is to inform consumers of healthy choices, they work diligently to maintain an accurate list of risky GMO ingredients and safe Non-GMO products.
New Chapter was the first vitamin and supplement company verified by the Non-GMO Project. They were the first company to enroll their entire line of vitamins and herbal supplements for verification. Enrolling all of these products in the Non-GMO project reflects New Chapters use of the best manufacturing practices for GMO avoidance.
"New Chapter is proud to be the leading advocate of the Non-GMO movement within the Supplement Industry. Only by working at every level of the supply chain, all the way back to the seeds, can we ensure viable third party Certified Non-GMO alternatives. The Non-GMO Project is the only third party verification of Non-GMO in the US and New Chapter is proud to have our products be verified by them."
Health Food Emporium is working hard to educate customers on the dangers of GMO. Please look for the NON-GMO icon on the VERIFIED Non-GMO products on our website. If you have any questions on a product, please give us a call. We are proud to support the goals of the Non-GMO Project.