Released today, Nasoya announced that all of the tofu products they sell will soon display the Non-GMO Project Verification seal. Although Nasoya has been using non-GMO ingredients for a long time, the brand is happy to display independent verification to help consumers make easy choices as they avoid genetically modified organisms. The independent verification is in time for October's Non-GMO Month. As early as November, Nasoya's tofu will bear the seal at grocers nationwide.
"Consumers overwhelmingly want to know what's in their food with 92% reporting they want labeling on genetically modified foods," said Tim Kenny, VP of Marketing at Nasoya. "We're proud to give tofu lovers what they want: a Non-GMO Project Verified option that's available nationally. Both our core Nasoya tofu as well as our Tofu Plus will be Non-GMO Project verified."
The Non-GMO Project provides North America's only independent verification for products made according to rigorous practices for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project Verification seal indicates that a product has been produced according to best practices for GMO avoidance, including thorough, independent testing of at-risk ingredients. The verification program demands ongoing evaluation of products, ingredients and manufacturing facilities to maintain compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.
Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the NON_GMO Project, was thrilled to add Nasoya's tofu to the roster of certified NON-GMO foods.
As many already know, the initiative to require GMO labeling in California was defeated last November, as Monsanto and big corporations spent millions to defeat Proposition 37. Still, progress has been made as Whole Foods announced that all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must have GMO labeling by 2018.
The New York Times found that 93 percent of Americans polled supported labeling of foods with GMOs. The question will soon be answered by residents of Washington State as they vote on the issue later this month. Monsanto has yet again spent millions to defeat this initiative.
Look for this battle to continue as Americans learn more about the damaging health effects associated with GMO foods, especially their contribution to weight gain and obesity.