A. Placing non-GMO, all-natural, and plant-based claims on food packaging may make consumers feel as though they are purchasing higher quality products, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
The Non-GMO Project label means the product ingredients have been verified as GMO-free by the Non-GMO Project. This label can be somewhat misleading, because it is extremely overused. In fact, a majority of food products that contain the “Non-GMO Project” label don’t even have a GMO alternative. There are only 10 approved GMO crops: alfalfa, corn, canola, cotton, soybean, sugar beet, papaya, summer squash, Innate potato® and Arctic apple®.
All-natural labels mean that the product contains no artificial ingredients or added color and is only minimally processed. The label must include a statement explaining the meaning of the term natural (such as “no artificial ingredients, minimally processed,” etc.).