Organic & Non-GMO Ingredients 2016 [mini-guide]
Organic & Non-GMO Ingredients 2016 - A Tale of Two Seals
Just a few years ago, the very idea of Costco becoming the nation’s top-selling organic food retailer seemed absurd. Now, we are living in that reality. Although food and beverages make up the vast majority of organic and GMO-free sales, supplements bearing these seals are gathering serious steam.
In 2015, sales of organic and non-gmo supplements grew 17.5 percent and 13.1 percent, respectively. Given that there are far fewer organic and non-GMO supplements than foods to choose from, this rapid growth clearly illustrates consumers’ desire for clean-label nutritional products.
If the demand is there, why aren’t there more USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified supplements on store shelves? Find out more about the role ingredients play in the verification process and how ingredient manufacturers are helping brands expedite that process.