Since 1984, Kashi has put everything it believes directly into the food it makes. We’re remembering our roots as we set our eyes on a brighter future to take our mission a step further. Today, only 1 percent of U.S. cropland is organic and around 70 percent of packaged foods contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms). At Kashi, we want to continue our commitment to creating a more balanced food system. While we remain small at heart, we’re big enough to make a meaningful difference. Our most recent progress update? Four of our GOLEAN® cereals are now Non-GMO Project Verified.
This long-term commitment follows the Non-GMO Project Verification of eleven Kashi foods earlier this year, including:
“When people see the Non-GMO Project verification mark on a product, they can trust that it’s been made in compliance with the best possible practices for GMO avoidance.”
-- Megan Westgate, Non-GMO Project executive director
Our commitment: By the end of 2015 more than half our food will be Non-GMO Project Verified.* But we won’t stop there. We’ll continue to increase the use of organic and non-GMO ingredients where possible, while making sure to continue to provide the positive nutrition you expect from us. *Based on pounds
Why 2015? There simply aren't enough non-GMO and organic ingredients, and it takes time to partner with farmers to convert conventional farms. Once we obtain these ingredients, we need to make sure the nutrition and taste of the food is consistent with the high quality you expect from us.