Non-GMO

GMOs? No thanks.

We think the less you mess with Mother Nature, the better. That's why we're a leading supporter of the Non-GMO initiative and every product we offer is enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.

 

We think the less you mess with Mother Nature, the better. That's why we're a leading supporter of the Non-GMO initiative and every product we offer is enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.

 

A project we can all get behind

We consider GMO foods to be one of the most important issues facing shoppers today. That’s why we’re proud to be a leading supporter of the Non-GMO Project—a nonprofit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, farmers and consumers dedicated to ensuring the availability of non-GMO foods and beverages.

The Non-GMO Project is the only organization providing independent, third-party verification and non-GMO guidance for products in the U.S. and Canada. Every product we offer is enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, which means a third party verifies our testing and GMO controls to make sure we meet the Project’s high standards for non-GMO foods. Once the evaluation is complete, we’re cleared to display the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal on our packaging. Because the verification process is elaborate, and updating our packaging can take a few months, you may see some of our newer products on the shelf without the “Non-GMO Verified” seal in place. Trust us, we’re working on it!

What’s all the fuss about GMOs?

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are made using biotechnology, which can result in plants that wouldn’t normally occur in nature. Thirty countries around the world—including European Union members—have chosen to place significant regulations on genetically modified foods and products.

Most GMOs are altered at the DNA level to be more tolerant of pesticides and herbicides, or to create their own pesticides, with the goal of generating more abundant crops. However, some farmers, environmentalists and many others believe genetic modification causes more harm than good. So while the jury is still technically out, we know what we believe—it’s better to let nature take its course.

93% of U.S. Soybeans Are Genetically Modified

It’s not always easy being non-GMO, but it’s worth it

Did you know a whopping 93% of U.S. soybeans are genetically modified?1 But not the ones you’ll find in Silk. We use only non-GMO soybeans grown close to home in North America. And our commitment isn’t limited to soy.

We apply the same high non-GMO standards across all of our product lines. That means taking extra time to research our suppliers, and choosing the ones we believe bring the best for our consumers. Being non-GMO takes extra care, but we think it’s a standard well worth fighting for.

Just Label It

Just label it. What a concept.

We bet you want to know what’s in your food—unfortunately, that’s not always as easy as it should be. As a food company, we know it’s our responsibility to make that information simple, accessible and easy to understand.

That’s why we’re big supporters of Just Label It, a national initiative encouraging the clear and accurate labeling of foods containing GMOs. Under the Just Label It guidelines, food companies would be required to declare the presence of GMO ingredients in their products. These days, it’s called “transparency in labeling.” But we think it’s just common courtesy—and common sense.

1 USDA Acreage Report, 2012