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October is National Non-GMO Month, Celebrate With Peak Organic and Natural Merchants

October is National Non-GMO Month, Celebrate With Peak Organic and Natural Merchants

September 1, 2014| Category: News

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Farrell Distributing is proud to represent two

Non-GMO Project Verified suppliers in Vermont.

 

If your looking to find these non-GMO wines in VT reach out here http://www.farrelldistributing.com/contact

 

Natural Merchants Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for Core Wines Imported from Europe & Peak Organic Brewery From Maine becomes the First Non-GMO verified Brewer In The World.

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Natural Merchants Natural Merchants, LLC, based in Grants Pass, OR and Cartagena, Spain, announces the Non-GMO Project Verification of its core portfolio of wines, the first wines imported from Europe to obtain the seal. Natural Merchants works with family-owned wineries throughout Europe to produce USDA Certified Organic No Sulfites Added Wines, as well as wines Made with Organically Grown Grapes. Five of the winery partners, located in Italy, Spain, Austria, Greece and France, are participating in the Non-GMO Verification Project.

“Consumer demand for non-GMO products has increased dramatically in the United States, as an estimated 80% of all packaged goods are now genetically engineered,” says Edward Field, President of Natural Merchants. “The demand flows over into wine and other alcoholic beverages and we are delighted to offer the first ever wines from Europe to be Non-GMO Project Verified.”

 

Some of the offerings available (full list can be seen here http://www.farrelldistributing.com/products/wine-products on page 60)

 

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 Peak Organic Brewing

 

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The first Non-GMO verified brewer in the world. “The concept has always been pretty simple to us. Pure ingredients make for better beer. We truly believe that the family farms we work with grow the best ingredients on earth. It’s our job to showcase them”.

“Because we’ve been brewing with organic ingredients since day 1, we’ve always technically been “Non-GMO”, but we’re proud to be the first to have the official designation. And, we’re proud to help advance the dialogue about GMOs and people’s right to know if it’s in the foods or drinks they are buying. We think people have a right to make that choice for themselves”.

 

Peak Brewing beers that are available through Farrell , Peak IPA, Peak Seasonal Offerings, Peak Fresh Cut. http://www.farrelldistributing.com/products/beer-products

 

 The designation is granted by the Non-GMO Project, a not-for-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

Non-GMO Verified status indicates that the brands adhere to consensus-based best practices for avoidance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are organisms whose natural genetic material has been altered through engineering techniques. Natural Merchants winery partners will proudly display the Non-GMO Verified badge on shelf tags and packaging so that consumers can easily identify the products.

As consumers continue to seek healthier food options, the concept of genetic modification of ingredients has come into the spotlight. While purchasing certified organic products is a substantial step in working toward a GMO-free diet, organic manufacturers and importers are going the extra step to obtain the Non-GMO Project Seal to give consumers additional peace of mind.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms. For more information visit www.nongmoproject.org.

 

The Natural Merchants Selections program highlights more than 150 carefully selected wines from Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Greece and Portugal, grown in unique organic terroir, each vineyard producing clean, fresh superior wines that are both good for the earth and tantalizing for the palate. For more information visit www.naturalmerchants.com.

 

Peak Organic a small brewing company dedicated to making delicious, creative, hand-crafted beer. When possible, we prefer to source from artisan and local farmers who grow organically. These farmers tend to grow exceptional ingredients, making our beer tasty. Starting off as home brewers in the nineties, experimenting incessantly with new recipes and styles. Most often, our concoctions were enjoyed after “peak” experiences in life, such as a spectacular day in the outdoors or quality time spent with friends, family and tasty cuisine.

 

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