Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lundberg Family Farms

If you are looking for a good rice product look at Lundberg's site.  They sell at national retailers.  The following is an excerpt from their email I recently received...

Lundberg Family Farms® proudly sponsored the first ever Non-GMO Month in October

by participating in the “Celebrate your right to choose Non-GMO” campaign on Facebook.

The Facebook application educated users about GMOs, the Non-GMO Project, and featured

brands participating in the product verification program, including Lundberg. It also

raised funds for the Project with vendor sponsors donating $1 for every click from users.

The process of genetic modification, which takes place in a laboratory, typically merges

DNA from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes

that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. 
Studies, meanwhile, increasingly show a correlation between consumption of GMOs and an array

of health risks. As a result, more and more consumers are seeking non-GMO choices, and Nielson

reported in February of last year that “GMO-free” is now the fastest growing store brand label claim.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates that GMOs currently are in approximately 80%

of conventional processed foods in the United States, but they are not labeled. To fill the information

gap, a “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal has been created. Manufacturers earn the seal through

compliance with rigorous GMO avoidance standards, including ingredient testing, as part of the

nation’s first third party non-GMO verification program.

Lundberg was among the first companies to have their products verified by the Non-GMO Project

and is currently working on adding the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal to the packaging

of 82 rice products that have been “Non-GMO Project Verified”.

I thought the 80% of processed foods are GMO was very interesting...

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