In April 2017, Greener Choices, the Food Safety and Sustainability Center at Consumer Reports, released a comprehensive assessment of the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Greener Choices works for sweeping, systemic change in the food system. At the core of their work is the belief that there is a clear intersection between how food is produced and public health.
Greener Choices categorizes the Non-GMO Project Verified seal as, “a highly meaningful label for consumers wishing to avoid GMOs in the foods they buy and to support farmers who don’t use GMOs.” Greener Choices notes the meaning of the label is consistent, the Non-GMO Project is free from conflict of interest, and the label was developed with broad public and industry input.
Further, Greener Choices notes that “Even on products whose ingredient list does not contain the words ‘corn’ or ‘soybeans’… the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is helpful. Consumers may not know that some added ingredients are made from crops that are at high risk of being GMO. For example, ingredients such as dextrose, maltodextrin, and citric acid are often made from corn, yet the source material (corn) is not required to appear on the label.”
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