What Does Non-GMO Mean?
“Non-GMO” stands for “non-genetically modified organism.” It refers to products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are plants or animals whose genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through mating or natural recombination. This is usually done to give the organism a certain trait, such as resistance to pests or tolerance to certain herbicides.
The use of GMOs in agriculture is a controversial topic, with some people concerned about their potential impact on human health and the environment. Therefore, many people choose to purchase non-GMO products as a way to avoid consuming GMOs.
What Is the Non-GMO Project?
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization that aims to provide consumers with information about products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The organization offers a certification program for products that meet their strict standards for GMO avoidance.
They also offer education and outreach programs to educate the public about GMOs and their potential impact on human health and the environment.
How Do I Know If Something Is ‘Non-GMO Project Verified?
In order for a product to be labeled as “non-GMO,” it must meet specific guidelines set by non-GMO verification organizations such as the Non-GMO Project. This rigorous verification process includes testing the product and its ingredients and regular audits to ensure compliance.
Are Plantain Chips Non-GMO?
Plantain chips made from non-genetically modified plantains (non-GMO) are commonly available in the market. As plantains are a type of banana, they are not typically genetically modified. However, some manufacturers may use genetically modified oil or other ingredients in the production process or may have cross-contamination with GMO products. Therefore, checking the label or product information is recommended to see if they are labeled as “Non-GMO” or certified by organizations such as the Non-GMO Project.
Prime Planet’s Plantain Chips Are Non-GMO Verified
The Non-GMO Project offers a “Non-GMO Project Verified” label that can be used on products that meet their standards. “Non-GMO Verified” is one of the most recognized labels for non-GMO foods in North America, and all of Prime Planet’s tostone chips are Non-GMO Project Verified.
This label is visible on all of our plantain chip bags and is intended to inform consumers that Prime Planet’s tostones have been independently verified as free of GMOs.
Our tostone chips are made with premium green plantains handpicked in Ecuador and manufactured without any added ingredients or preservatives.
How to Buy Wholesale Non-GMO Snacks
Join Prime Planet and become a part of our mission to provide our customers with the best non-GMO snacks on the market.
Our non-GMO-verified snacks are available for wholesale distribution. In addition to being non-GMO verified, our plantain chips are also vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.
Learn about how to become a distributor by completing our contact form.