Our Non-GMO Commitment

Supporting your right to know what's in your food


What are GMOs?
GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms (microorganisms, plants, or animals),  that have undergone man-made genetic changes through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE).  This relatively new science can merge genes from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral DNA that cannot occur in nature or with traditional breeding techniques.  Despite assurances from industry, gene splicing is not an exact science, and there is much which is not known about the effects of rearranging DNA, or inserting genes from one kind of organism into another.

Virtually all commercial GMOs are bred to withstand direct application of herbicides or to produce an insecticide in their leaves.  Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.  Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with potential health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

Why we have the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on our jars
While the debate over whether GMO foods are safe continues, we believe that everyone has the right to know what is in their food.
Having the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on our jars is an easy way for consumers to recognize that when they choose Crofter's Organic fruit spreads they are choosing a product that does not contain any GMOs.


Organic regulations clearly prohibit the use of Genetically Modified Organisms in organic agriculture and organic processing; however, this restriction has not been well communicated to consumers.
Government agencies tend to focus more on testing organic foods for pesticides and other prohibited materials than on making sure they don't contain GMOs. In order to help get the Non-GMO message to consumers, Crofter's elected to participate in an additional audit process administered by the Non-GMO Project.
Information and documentation from all of our ingredients is scrutinized by staff at the Non-GMO Project and evaluated for the risk of contamination by genetically modified components.

To learn more about GMO's and the Non-GMO Project visit nongmoproject.org

 

 
 
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