Signaling yet another victory for the clean food movement, the largest spice company in the world has announced it will be almost entirely organic and non-GMO by the year 2016.
Because of the organic and non-GMO food boom, other companies such as Simply Organic have been able to grow thanks to the support of customers looking for cleaner options.
The McCormick spice company has maintained its spot as the world’s largest, however, and is now making a move that comes as a surprise to many in order to keep other companies from stealing its market share.
The company has announced that a huge majority of its spices and herbs will be organic and non-GMO by the year 2016.
In total, about 80% of its products will meet the new standard. New labels will also adorn the familiar McCormick packages, with over 70% expected to sport new “non-GMO” labels according to the article.
As noted by Food Dive, many of the company’s herbs and spices are already non-GMO, but the increased transparency is expected to be a selling point for many consumers as it has been for products that have become Non-GMO Project Verified.
Also announced by McCormick, a new non-GMO vanilla extract will be introduced along with numerous other organic spices and flavorings to compete with its rivals for the growing organic dollar in the United States (and elsewhere). “The announcement comes ahead of the peak fall cooking and holiday season where consumer usage of herbs, spices & extracts as key ingredients in recipe favorites increase,” according to the news release.
Believe it or not, numerous companies use irradiation in order to make spices “more safe” for the consumer.
If you’re buying from any old spice company there’s a high risk that you could be getting irradiated spices.
While the McCormick spice company is producing tons of crap food products, it is admirable that they are taking these steps to transform for the future.
Yet another #European nation has banned genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, with Northern#Ireland’s Minister for the Environment Mark Durkan declaring Monday: “I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops and I consider it prudent to prohibit their cultivation here for the foreseeable #future.” “We are perceived internationally to have a clean and green image,” Durkan told the BBC. “I am concerned that the growing of GM crops, which I acknowledge is controversial, could potentially damage that image.” He added: “The pattern of land use here and the relatively small size of many agricultural holdings creates potential difficulties if we were to seek to keep GM and non-GM crops separate.” The European Union said earlier this year that its 28 member states could adopt their own positions on the issue. Each regional assembly within the UK is making its own decision. #Scotland and #Germany both banned GMO crops in August 2015.
No GM crops are currently being grown commercially in the UK but imported products such as soy are used for animal feed, which is another issue in itself, as dead flesh eaters contrbute to a harsh farm factory system which is at the heart of misery and death of billions of animals unneeded, when a plant based alkaline earth diet lifestyle not only feeds you without killing innocent vegetarian animals, but actually heals and boosts immunity too. That’s probably why they force food-like products down your throat at every stop, because they care about your health and want you to know the truth.
Northern Ireland—population, 1.8 million humans—is home to 1.5 million cows, nearly 2 million sheep and 20 million chickens and despite the new ban, all of that livestock will continue to be fed, in large part, with imported GMO feed. Yet another reason to dump meat eating of dead flesh, having low and limited vitality anyway, compared to that of a seed or sprout having limitless offspring vital energy all contained in just one of its many seeds.