Earth Balance® Nut Butters Verified by The Non-GMO Project

November 23, 2010

Earth Balance® Peanut and Almond Butter First Nut Butters Labeled with Non-GMO Project Seal of Approval

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Adriane Little
248.640.5484
Adriane@AspireTrue.com

BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2010) – Earth Balance®, a line of all-natural healthy buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters and soymilk, announces the Non-GMO Project Verification of Earth Balance® Nut Butters, including Earth Balance® Peanut Butter and Almond Butter products.

“It is wonderful to announce another Earth Balance Non-GMO Project Verified product to the market,” said Megan Westgate, Executive Director, Non-GMO Project. “It is the mission of the Non-GMO Project to give consumers an informed choice about the products they purchase, and provide a third party seal of approval to products that meet our rigorous standard for avoidance of genetically modified ingredients. We are happy to have Earth Balance as a partner in this important endeavor.”

Earth Balance® Nut Butters are Non-GMO Project Verified and made with the highest quality peanuts and almonds on the market. Available in Peanut Butter and Almond Butter varieties, Earth Balance® Nut Butters are made with a special blend of expeller pressed oils that prevent separation, are fortified with flax seeds for added ALA Omega 3 content, and are sweetened with a touch of natural agave syrup, a low glycemic sweetener. All Earth Balance® Nut Butters are vegan, free of lactose, cholesterol, dairy, gluten, and no other nut butters offer the unique combination of taste and benefits.

“We are proud to announce that another Earth Balance® product line has been Non-GMO Project Verified,” said TJ McIntyre, Earth Balance® General Manager. “As our line of soymilk, released in August, was the first Non-GMO Project verified refrigerated soymilk, it is wonderful to add the Earth Balance® Nut Butters to our Non-GMO Project Verified product offering. As a company, Earth Balance is deeply committed to offering consumers non-gmo options, and we look forward to soon including the Non-GMO Project Verification symbol on all Earth Balance® products.”

About Earth Balance®:

Based in Boulder, Colo., Earth Balance® produces a line of delicious buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters and now soymilk. Earth Balance® buttery spreads are made with a proprietary blend of expeller-pressed oils and are a good source of important Omega 3’s. Available in both tub and stick forms, Earth Balance® Natural Spreads are vegan, non-GMO and free of gluten, trans fats, hydrogenated oils, and artificial ingredients of any kind. Earth Balance® Nut Butters are Non-GMO Project verified. Earth Balance® Soymilk is certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and made with USA grown soybeans. Earth Balance® Soymilk is vegan, free of lactose, cholesterol, dairy, gluten and is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and ALA omega 3s. Earth Balance® is a division of Smart Balance Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL). For more information, visit www.EarthBalanceNatural.com.

About the Non-GMO Project:

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Find out more at http://www.nongmoproject.org and at http://www.facebook.com/nongmoproject

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