More competition for Non-GMO Project: NSF’s Non-GMO True North certification

| | September 18, 2015

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NSF International has launched a new non-GMO certification option for food and beverage manufacturers, called NSF Non-GMO True North. This new certification will be alongside NSF’s Non-GMO Project verification, which is already commonly seen in grocery stores. NSF Non-GMO True North combines GMO labeling requirements from both global and domestic regulations, such as those from the EU and Vermont.

With this new program, manufacturers have another non-GMO certification option “for sourcing and production claims on packaging and in marketing materials at a time when non-verified and never inspected claims for ‘Non-GMO’ or ‘GMO-Free’ are increasingly commonplace in the absence of federal oversight,” per the news release.

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Manufacturers have embraced or battled GMO labeling, depending on their use of GMO ingredients, stance on the science involved, and perception of consumer preferences for or against GMOs. According to a Consumer Reports survey, 92% of Americans say they want GMO products to be labeled and 70% of Americans say they do not want GMOs in their food.

Another study found that the presence of a GMO label would not necessarily deter consumers from buying a product.

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