Voluntary GMO-Free Label Approved by USDA

This week marks a huge step in the fight against genetically modified food (GMO). Chipotle has become the first company to voluntarily label GMO on their website, and were quickly followed by other large brands like Whole Foods, and Ben & Jerry's. 

Photo Credit: Eatocracy

Photo Credit: Eatocracy

Now the USDA has approved the first third party, voluntary Non-GMO label for meat and egg products. The verification seal comes from the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization “committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices.” The seal allows consumers to know if the animal product they’re about to consume was fed genetically engineered crops like soy, corn and alfalfa. (The FDA has not approved any genetically modified animals for the food supply, but some animals do eat GMO feed.) Read More