ATLANTA (December 12, 2014) – PodPonics, an innovative leader in urban salad-mix production, announces the official Non-GMO Project Verification of its consumer product, Lettuce Buy Local. The Non-GMO Project Verification seal will now be displayed on all products.
“The goal of PodPonics has always been to improve the integrity of local produce through sustainable, safe practices,” said Matt Liotta, PodPonics founder and CEO. “With our Non-GMO Project Verification, Lettuce Buy Local is further recognized as leading a movement to offer the community an informed choice for fresh and flavorful lettuce.”
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria and viruses, as well as other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and are not proven safe. A growing body of evidence associates GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.
Lettuce Buy Local is produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. As one of the fastest-growing labels in the natural food sector, the Non-GMO Project’s seal for verified products gives the public an opportunity to make an informed choice when it comes to GMOs.
Along with the Non-GMO Project Verification, Lettuce Buy Local is also pesticide free, kosher and conveniently comes washed and ready-to-eat. Sustainably grown in Atlanta, Lettuce Buy Local offers consumers superior produce that is more nutrient-dense and eco-friendly, as lettuce is packaged and delivered within hours of harvest.
PodPonics, the largest producer of locally-grown lettuce in the Southeast United States, distributes Lettuce Buy Local to Earth Fare, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and Kroger locations in the metro- and greater-Atlanta area, as well as cities throughout the region. For more information on Lettuce Buy Local, visit www.lettucebuylocal.com.
PodPonics is the future of farming. The Atlanta-based company answers the growing consumer demand for local food by producing it in urban centers, using an approach that does not require arable land. PodPonics utilizes a proprietary system that integrates advanced hydroponics, proprietary lighting, irrigation and nutrient technology with process control. Their growing system eliminates pesticides, reduces cost, improves product quality and creates local jobs while answering the strong and growing demand for locally produced, natural foods. For more information on PodPonics growing technology or crops, please visit www.podponics.com.
The Reynolds Group