Non-GMO Project Verified: Produce

Non-GMO Verified Label

This single issue label indicates that the produce is tested to be 99% free of GMO residues. Non-GMO is not necessarily organic (though all organic is non-GMO). It also does not address pesticide or other chemical use.

Requires Verification/Inspection

FoodPrint Label Criteria

Crop Production

Produced without industrial pesticides
Synthetic fertilizers or sewage sludge prohibited
GMOs prohibited
Antibiotics prohibited on crops
Biodiversity required
Soil health monitored/measured for improvement over time (soil biome, carbon sequestration, etc)

Worker Welfare

Standards and protections for workers on farm
Fair/living wages ensured
Health care insurance ensured
Food Label Glossary

For explanations of some of these technical terms, like “rotational grazing” or “sewage sludge fertilizers,” please visit our glossary.

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