What is Mamma Bella’s Non-GMO Promise?
Great food starts with great ingredients! Mamma Bella’s promise to you is that our ingredients will come from Non-GMO sources.
What are GMO?
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms: an organism whose genetic material has been modified by means of genetic engineering. A high percentage of the corn, soybean, canola, and sugar beet crops grown in the world are genetically modified. Wheat, garlic, palm, safflower, sunflower, and sugar cane do not have commercially available genetically modified varieties. By carefully selecting our ingredients, we can avoid using any of these genetically modified crops and we can be consistent with the conventions spelled out by the European Union and Vermont, with our products always at least 99+% Non-GMO.
Can you provide further details of your ingredient sourcing?
- We source as many ingredients as we can from plants that do not have a genetically modified version available.
- We use flour made from Non-GMO wheat (as with all commercially available wheat).
- We use only crushed garlic, not garlic powder, and like all garlic, it is Non-GMO.
- We use only cane sugar, which is only available in Non-GMO varieties. Our suppliers certify (and we verify) the use of cane sugar.
- To the extent to which we can, we use oils such as safflower and palm, that do not have a genetically modified variety.
- When we must use oils from plants which have both Genetically Modified and non-Genetically Modified varieties, such as Canola and Soybean, we use oils certified from Non-GMO seeds that are identity-preserved and expeller pressed.
- In addition, we use mass-balance Palm Oil sourced from a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The RSPO supports the production of sustainable palm oil.
- Our milk products come from cows that are not genetically modified and have not been treated with growth hormones such as rbST or rGBH*. It is possible that these animals ate genetically modified plants, either in grazing or in their feed; however, the cows themselves are never genetically modified. This is consistent with the labeling requirements of both the European Union and Vermont.
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rbST-treated and non-rbST treated cows.
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