Why Ener-G Foods Doesn’t Say “Non-GMO” or GMO Free on Its Label

Ener-G Foods, Inc. (winter 2013)

Why Ener-G Foods Doesn’t Say “Non-GMO” or GMO Free on Its Label

Update: 01/25/12

Europe adopts transparency concerning GMO data. See:

Update: 01/21/12

Customers ask why Ener-G doesn’t say “NonGMO,” or “GMO free” on its labels?

FDA’s position is, “The term "GMO free" may be misleading on most foods, because most foods do not contain organisms (seeds and foods like yogurt that contain microorganisms are exceptions). It would likely be misleading to suggest that a food that ordinarily would not contain entire "organisms" is "organism free."

The Organic and NonGMO Report says, “Notable for companies wanting to advertise products as non-genetically modified is the fact that the FDA says it will not allow labels like "GM-free," "GMO-Free" or "biotech-free." The agency says guaranteeing a product to be free of GM material is virtually impossible. Instead the labels will have to say the food was not produced through bioengineering. The FDA said it may take legal action against companies that violate these guidelines.”

We do however have many of our foods listed with the NonGMO Project and we are working on getting our remaining foods qualified.

We export most of our products to Europe. Europe requires foods that have been genetically modified to be labeled as genetically modified. None of our products are labeled genetically modified.

You can go to and type in “genetically modified,” to see what the current European actions are regarding genetically modified foods.

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