Amy’s Kitchen Supports GMO-free
We’re passionate about organic and non-GMO food. Since we became aware of the concern with GMO’s, we’ve had a strict policy that requires our products not contain any GMO ingredients.
Why The Concern About GMOs?
There is a clear distinction between traditional breeding of crops and varieties (which we support) and the new technology of genetic engineering, which crosses species that could never be crossed in nature. We don’t use GMO ingredients because we, and many of our consumers, are uncertain of their safety.
How Amy’s Provides Non-GMO Food
We Choose Organic
A consumer’s best option for avoiding GMOs is to choose organic. GMOs are banned in organic agriculture.
Amy’s Kitchen uses organic vegetables, grains and beans whenever they are commercially available. At this time, over 99% or our vegetables, grains and beans are organic. All of Amy’s products comply with the NOP (National Organic Program) requirements that ingredients and products not be irradiated and not contain GMOs.
We Take Extra Care
All our ingredient suppliers are required to provide a written guarantee that ingredients sold to Amy’s Kitchen are neither derived from nor manufactured using GMOs.
Canola, corn, and soy are the main crops of concern regarding GMOs. Because of the risks with this crop, we do not use any canola oil. We do use large amounts of organic corn and organic soy. For these, many Amy’s suppliers test the organic fields to assure the product is not contaminated with GMOs. We also use some conventional soy ingredients, all of which are tested for GMOs.
We Support GMO-labeling Initiatives
We believe consumers have the right to know if they are eating GMOs. We work in close collaboration with other organic food companies and community groups working in this arena. We have dedicated staff at Amy’s who works to keep abreast of GMO labeling issues and add our support to grassroots efforts.
Just Label It: We are founding members of the Just Label It campaign, which is focused on mandatory labeling of GMO ingredients as part of consumers’ rights to know what they are eating.
Non-GMO Project: Amy’s Kitchen is a participant in the Non-GMO Project.
Prop 37: Amy’s Kitchen was a strong backer, both financially and organizationally, of the California Prop 37 “Yes on GMO labeling” campaign. We came very close to winning despite being outspent $47 million to $8 million. Over six million voters in California voted for this initiative.
Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act: We support the proposed national legislation for GMO labeling.