Thrive Market is passionately committed to creating a world that is free of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. We believe everyone has a right to know what they are eating and what chemicals are used in the foods they consume every day. That’s why we have carefully screened our products to ensure we do not carry any GMO foods. We also focus on providing USDA Certified Organic options wherever they exist. Genetically Modified Organisms are prohibited under the USDA Organic guidelines.
We believe foods containing any genetically engineered ingredients should be clearly labeled. While the United States does not yet legally mandate the labeling of GMOs, we are committed to transparency about the products we sell on Thrive Market. Many of the foods we carry are certified by the non-GMO project and/or certified Organic by the USDA, which prohibits the use of GMOs.
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Though maintaining a catalog free of GMO foods is difficult, we are excited to support a growing supply chain where there is more visibility, accountability and success in awareness of genetically modified crops. We hope that major corporations will begin offering the non-GMO products they sell to European consumers to American consumers. We hope that certified Organic & non-GMO foods will become the industry standard, not the exception.
Genetic engineering is an extremely important issue, and also one of the most complex issues. Tracing GMO ingredients with 100 percent accuracy is extremely difficult, as cross-pollination and seed drift can contaminate natural crops with genetically modified pollen. More than 70 percent of food sold in the United States contains some genetically engineered ingredients and we know how difficult it can be for shoppers to always take the time to find out what is in their food. At Thrive Market, you can trust that we will do our best to never sell GMO foods and we promise to make it right if something with genetically engineered ingredients should make it on to the site.
We encourage you to point out brands or products that you know or suspect may contain GMOs. If you see something worth noting, please let us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support, and your help in making sure Thrive Market is free of genetically modified foods.
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