Hain Celestial says it avoids GMOs in its natural cereals

Published: April 1, 2011

Category: GMO Contamination

GMOs in natural cereal?

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The March issue of The Organic & Non-GMO Report featured an article about the use of genetically modified ingredients by companies that manufacture “natural” cereals.

The article stated that one of the manufacturers, Hain Celestial Group, did not respond to inquiries about the use of GM ingredients in its natural cereals, Health Valley and Arrowhead Mills.

After publication of the March issue, Lisa Lehndorff, Hain Celestial’s director of corporate consumer relations, responded to our inquiry.

She said that that Hain Celestial’s organic products are produced without the use of GM ingredients and that “our goal is wherever possible is to do the same for our natural products.”

Lehndorff also said that her company tests ingredients that are high-risk for GMOs such as corn, soy, and canola.

In its policy on the use of GM ingredients, Hain Celestial says it plans to label its “natural products with information indicating their No-GEI (genetically engineered ingredients) status as quickly as we can.”

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