Annie’s works with suppliers we trust to source only non-GMO ingredients. We prioritize organic ingredients, which are non-GMO by definition. We also believe that you have the right to know exactly what’s in your food. As a food company that strongly supports organic farming, we are firmly opposed to genetically engineered ingredients in any of our products and believe that people should be able to make informed choices about what foods they eat.
Annie’s is taking several steps to help protect our food system against GMOs. We:
- Formulate, source and process our products using non-GMO ingredients.
- Organic ingredients – by law, organic ingredients are grown and processed without GMOs
- Natural ingredients – we require all suppliers to provide documentation demonstrating that they meet our non-GMO requirements
- Work with reputable, trusted suppliers to ensure that our ingredients are grown and processed without GMOs using methods such as segregation, traceability, risk assessment, identity preservation and quality control management.
- Work with the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization that developed a standard to prevent GMO use and contamination, to validate our non-GMO status through third-party verification.
- We advocate for tighter policy and regulations. For example, we jointly filed a petition with the FDA calling on them to label genetically engineered foods (Docket Number: FDA 2011-P-0723-0001/CP).
- We endorsed Prop 37, 105, and Measure 92, the California, Colorado, and Oregon ballot initiatives to label food products made from genetically engineered ingredients, as well as Just Label It, a national labeling campaign.
General Mills respects Annie’s values and ingredient philosophy, including our commitment to source strictly non-GMO. With General Mills’ support, Annie’s will remain committed to our mission to cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet.
Learn more about our partnership with the Just Label It and the Non-GMO Project here.