We recognize that the issue of GMO grains in animal feed and GM ingredients is a concern that many of our customers feel strongly about. We share your frustration about the pervasiveness of GMOs in the food system and are working hard to remove GM feed from our natural meat supply chain.
Unfortunately, upwards of 90% of non-organic animal feed on the market contains GMOs, which means that at this time, animals in our APPLEGATE NATURALS® line do receive GM feed. However, please note, that although the feed does contain grain, a majority of it is made up of soybeans. Regardless, we have taken steps to ensure we are part of the solution. Currently, we are working with a coalition of stakeholders across the supply chain to examine ways to increase the supply of non-GMO feed.
For customers interested in eating meat from animals fed a non-GMO diet, we’re proud to offer our APPLEGATE ORGANICS® line. Our organic products are Non-GMO verified and we often introduce new items into this line.
We assure you that GMOs are an issue we take seriously and discuss daily at Applegate. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.