We realize that the issue of GMO grains in animal feed goes along with GM ingredients as an issue that many of our customers feel strongly about. We share frustration with many of you about the pervasiveness of GMOs in the food system and are working hard to remove GM feed from our natural meat supply chain.
Unfortunately, upwards of 90% of non-organic animal feed on the market contains GMOs, which means that at this time, animals in our Natural line do receive GM feed. However, we have taken steps to ensure we are part of the solution. Currently, we are working with a coalition of stakeholders across the supply chain to examine ways to increase the supply of GMO-free feed.
For customers interested in eating meat from animals fed a GMO-free diet, we’re proud to offer our Organic line. Our organic products have always been entirely free of genetically modified ingredients and feed and we often introduce new items into this line.
We assure you that GMO’s are an issue we take seriously and discuss daily at Applegate. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.