If we don’t look out for the quality and safety of the foods that we and our families eat, who will? At this juncture, our company doesn’t only see our inclusion in Non-GMO Month as a privilege, but as a responsibility.
Fresno, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2011
This month, hundreds of health food stores across the country that carry Barney’s Premium Foods’ all natural Barney Butter almond butter will be participating in Non-GMO Month, a series of local events and panel discussions designed to celebrate the public’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Barney Butter is one of the latest brands to earn the esteemed Non-GMO Project Seal, joining a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, seed companies, and consumers dedicated to the shared mission of ensuring the sustained availability of non-GMO natural and organic product choices.
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified through DNA methods, such as gene splicing, gene modification, or transgenic technology. It is estimated that GMOs are present in more than 80 percent of packaged products in the average U.S. grocery store.
For CEO Dawn Haden Kelley, generating consistent awareness for the initiatives of the Non-GMO Project is critical. “If we don’t look out for the quality and safety of the foods that we and our families eat, who will? I’m thankful for organizations like the Non-GMO Project that hold the players of the packaged food industry to the highest possible standards,” said Haden Kelley. “At this juncture, our company doesn’t only see our inclusion in Non-GMO Month as a privilege, but as a responsibility.”
Barney Butter, which is manufactured under strict sanitary conditions in an almond-only facility, is 100 percent gluten-free and vegan-certified. A healthier alternative to peanut butter, Barney Butter has fewer calories and less than half the saturated fat.
Barney Butter products are available at grocery stores nationwide, and other major retailers and independent grocers across the country, as well as at http://www.barneybutter.com. Barney Butter retails for $5.99 to $6.99 for a 10 oz. jar or $7.99 to $9.99 for a 16 oz. jar.
For more information, readers can visit http://www.barneybutter.com.
Editor's Note: For more information about Barney Butter, contact Nancy Trent or Pamela Wadler at (212) 966-0024.