Stark Sisters Granola Non-GMO Project Verified!

Concord, MA (June 2011) Stark Sisters Granola, the gourmet granola company which has received rave reviews from Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and many more, is announcing that Stark Sisters Maple Almond, Nutty Maple and Maple Raspberry Blueberry Granolas have been Non-GMO Project Verified. This Verification demonstrates Stark Sisters’ fierce commitment to keeping Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) out of their Granola.

With the recent USDA approvals of genetically modified sugar beets and alfalfa, Stark Sisters believes that there has to be a renewed commitment to sustainable agriculture and to the health and well-being of the people who live on this planet.

According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 80% of packaged food products contain GMOs. Debra Stark believes that American shoppers are being treated like human guinea pigs; that there is no reliable scientific data that proves genetically modified foods are safe. The fact that many countries have banned GMOs also concerns Stark.

A CBS/New York Times study reported that the majority of consumers said that they wouldn’t buy GMO foods. However, because GMO labeling is not required in the US, the American consumer is left guessing, hoping if they buy organic and natural, they will be safe. In fact, with genetic contamination increasingly a concern, only through examination and certification can a company prove their food is safe. Non-GMO Project Verification provides a rigorous, reliable third-party standard for GMO avoidance.

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. Their standard utilizes on-site facility audits, document and systems reviews and DNA testing of high-risk ingredients to verify non-GMO alternatives.

Independent retailers (like Debra’s Natural Gourmet in Concord, MA, home of Stark Sisters Granola, Jimbo’s in CA, and Whole Foods Markets nationally), carry Stark Sisters Granola in their bulk bins. People from all over call Debra and order Stark Sisters shipped directly to them too.

Stark Sisters Granolas are also wheat free, terrific, crunchy, vegan, kosher, made with organic grains, and, as you now know, are Non-GMO Project Verified.

David Rosengarten said about Stark Sisters Maple Almond, Nutty Maple and Maple Raspberry Blueberry, “This is the stuff…tastes really fresh, and natural as if you’re Euell Gibbons on a foraging expedition….”

For more information, send Debra Stark an email at debra@starksisters.com. Call 800-858-5549. Visit http://www.starksisters.com