Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

June 1, 2011

(Winnipeg, Manitoba – June 1, 2011) – Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils, a global leader in hemp foods, is today announcing that its entire line of products have earned the Non-GMO Project Verification, demonstrating continued commitment to creating the healthiest hemp foods and educating the public about healthy lifestyle choices.

“We’re proud to have earned Non-GMO Project Verification on our award-winning protein powders, seeds, hemp beverages, oils and butters,” said Mike Fata, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Manitoba Harvest. “We’re committed to natural, healthy and sustainable foods, and providing consumers with nutritious products — free of GMOs — is an important part of that commitment.”

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration comprised of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers who are concerned with the use of GMOs in food products.

“Many consumers choose hemp for its high quality nutrition,” said Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. “Now, with Non-GMO Project Verification of all its products, Manitoba Harvest hemp products boast another healthful benefit.”

The Non-GMO Project Verification seal will begin to appear on Manitoba Harvest packaging beginning in late 2011.


Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils
Founded in 1998, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils is the world’s largest vertically-integrated, farmer owned hemp food manufacturer. Manitoba Harvest is proud to offer award-winning products like Hemp Pro 70® (hemp protein concentrate), Hemp Bliss® Organic Hemp Beverage, shelled hemp seed, and hemp oil. In addition to their own popular brand of hemp foods, Manitoba Harvest supplies many other leading consumer brands with functional hemp food ingredients. For more information visit www.manitobaharvest.com or http://www.facebook.com/manitobaharvesthempfoodsandoils.

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