What is in this article?:
- Megafood on non-GMO whole food supplements
- Why Non-GMO Project Verification?
You have the right to know ... what's in your supplements! Non-GMO Month Sponsor MegaFood shares the importance of supporting transparency in the supplements industry through Non-GMO Project Verification.
Why Non-GMO Project Verification?
Non-GMO Project Verification is a pretty big accomplishment for supplement companies like us. Our vitamins contain many different ingredients (as many as one-hundred in one product — yeah 100!). Part of the process for Non-GMO Project verification requires us to provide multiple pieces of documentation for each ingredient – that could be as many as 200 documents per product, talk about a paper trail! These forms certify that the ingredients we use in our products are pure and free of GMOs. The certification goes deep – literally – down to the soil in which some of our fruits and vegetables are grown. When you compare a supplement containing one-hundred ingredients to a product, such as a baked good which may have up to ten ingredients (or a corn-chip which has three… yup, corn-chips have 3 ingredients: corn, oil, salt), you can clearly see the level of complexity and the time needed for review. This makes the verification commitment very time consuming for both supplement companies like us and the Non-GMO Project.
Non-GMO is rapidly becoming the new “standard” in consumable manufacturing and we are very proud to be part of this movement. We have formed the Non-GMO Working Group, a team of dietary supplement manufacturers who work together to source non-GMO ingredients and support non-GMO farmers – think of us like a group of superheroes… ya’ know like; Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman and everyone in between – all working together for one cause.
As a unified group we have a larger influence over ingredient suppliers and farmers to provide upfront documentation for non-GMO verification. Additionally, as we continue our commitment to clearly label our products as non-GMO we are financially supporting other mandatory labeling initiatives like Prop 37 in California and I-522 in Washington state.We have additional products that are in the process of being verified, and by working closely with our farmers, suppliers, and similar like-minded supplement manufacturers (the superhero gang) we are taking large strides to improve the process of verification with the Non-GMO Project. Keep an eye out for more MegaFood Non-GMO Project Verified products in the future! And thank you for supporting the cause!