What is Non-GMO?

GMO's: Genetically Modified Organisms

non-gmoGMOs are "genetically modified organisms". Organisms that have been genetically altered through gene splicing. This technique is also known as "genetic engineering" or GE. DNA from different species are merged, creating combinations that do not naturally occur in nature. GMOs are engineered with the intention of creating plants that are tolerant to drought, disease and pesticides which in turn will create higher yields. It has not yet been proven that the production of GMO's are meeting these goals, however more and more evidence is leading to the conclusion that GMO's are creating health problems in humans and livestock and contributing to environmental damage.  For more information on health issues related to GMO's visit: Organic Consumers Association

If It's Organic, Does that Mean it's Non-GMO?

nongmo-certifiedGood question.  The Non-GMO Project is the first third-party audit set up to make sure that the product is actually made from all Non-GMO ingredients.  Organic products are GMO free according to the NOP (National Organic Program), however the important distinction is that only Non-GMO verified products have had the entire supply chain inspected, evaluated and approved through a third party audit.  The seal gives the consumer extra confidence that the product they are purchasing is actually Non-GMO and the company selling it is committed to unadulterated food.  

 

The Rumiano Cheese Co. is proud to announce that we produce the world's first Non-GMO Project Verified cheese.  To learn more visit Our Verification page.  

 

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