What is Non-GMO?

GMO’s: Genetically Modified Organisms

GMOs 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 is 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?

Good 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.

Our Verification

Rumiano Cheese Company is proud that our entire organic cheese line, organic butter, and organic WPC-80% are the first in the world to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification. We support the right for all consumers to make educated and informed decisions about whether or not to choose GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

As a company that has built its reputation and success on making the highest quality and purest cheese products, being the first Non-GMO Project Verified organic cheese company is a real feather in our cap.  We are committed to providing our customers with not only the best tasting cheese, but also products that are produced in the most sustainable, humane and environmentally conscious manner.

— Joby Rumiano, fourth-generation owner of Rumiano Cheese

The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization created by U.S and Canadian natural and organic products companies, offers consumers a non-GMO choice for organic and natural products that are produced without genetic engineering or recombinant DNA technologies.

Learn more about the Non-GMO Project’s Verification Process>>>