All MacroBars are now Non-GMO Verified by the Non-GMO Project; an organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. They believe that everyone deserves to be able to make an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology. This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature. It is now estimated that GMOs are present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. grocery stores.
The Non-GMO Project started in Berkeley, at The Natural Grocery Co., a small neighborhood natural grocery store. In 2003, in response to letters from customers who were concerned about a GM soy lecithin that the store was carrying, a group of employees initiated the “People Want to Know Campaign.” The effort rallied many grocery stores and co-ops and in 2005 the Non-GMO Project was formed, with a common goal of creating a standardized meaning of non-GMO for the North American food industry.
The "Non-GMO Project Verified Seal" was created. This seal indicates that the product bearing the seal has gone through a rigorous verification process and third party certification.
"GoMacro Products are USDA Organic and have always been made with non-GMO ingredients but this certification gives our customers the added security and knowledge that our products are made with the highest quality ingredients. Products that are safe for them and for the planet.” Jolanta Sonkin, President of GoMacro.