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From Start to Finish - Our Plan to Remove GMOs

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2016 08:54AM EDT

From Start to Finish – Our Plan to Remove GMOs

 
In June 2015, Applegate removed GMO ingredients from all of our products. Now, in 2016, we’re going further. We’re promising to take GMOs out of our entire supply chain and will be seeking third-party verification for all of our products. In fact, we are unveiling our first Non-GMO Project Verified products: Applegate Organics Chicken Nuggets and Applegate Organics Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets.
 
Why?
 
Because it’s just the right thing to do for our consumers when there are so many unanswered questions.
 
Are GMOs Bad? Are GMOs Unsafe? Are GMOs Unhealthy?
 
We don’t think the answers are as easy as “yes” or “no” - many scientists say GMOs are safe, many disagree. But, almost everyone in the scientific community believes more research is needed.
 
That’s why Applegate is erring on the side of caution and committing to taking GMOs out of all points of our supply chain – from the feed that goes to the animals to the final ingredients that go into our food. We’ve always been about transparency, traceability and “clean” food. Taking GMOs out of our entire system is a continuation of what we announced in June 2015.
 
It won’t be easy, especially since a vast majority – over 90 percent – of the food grown for animals in the United States is GMO, and we can’t give you a definite date on when we’ll be able to accomplish this task.
 
We’ll keep you posted on the successes and roadblocks we encounter along the way. We’re going to continue to fight for transparency in GMO labeling because we all have a right to know what’s in our food and how it’s made. And we look forward to the day when we can share with you that every one of Applegate’s products has been tested and verified non-GMO by a third-party.

Want to know more?  Check out our FAQ on Non-GMO Project verification at http://help.applegate.com/customer/portal/articles/2466915--applegate-and-non-gmo-project-verification-faq
 

 
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