MRM Active in Non-GMO Project Verification Ahead of Curve - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

MRM Active in Non-GMO Project Verification Ahead of Curve

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studiedMore >>
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.More >>
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
  • Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:56:54 GMT
    Voters heard from more than a dozen political candidates at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Albany Civil Rights Institute. People running in Dougherty County Commission, Dougherty County School BoardMore >>
    Days before early voting opens, candidates for several races in Dougherty County get together to try earn voters' support.More >>

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE MRM

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California-based supplement maker MRM is leading the U.S. nutrition sector in formulating quality products eligible for "GMO-free" designation ahead of potential legislation.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130604/LA26268LOGO)

The debate over genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs - is an old one that has generated public interest of late, prompting probes about safety as a result of their inclusion in many popular food products. 

MRM founder Mark Olson says that the decision for his company to seek key certifications through the Non-GMO Project is a result of his long-term investment in using the finest ingredients to further health and fitness. The fact that the certification process is both costly and time-consuming is all part of his investment in the health of consumers.

"We have always believed in being transparent in our research, and thorough in our sourcing of ingredients, so that we can create products with the highest possible nutritional value," he says. "Part of that equation is verified traceability."

In the last two years, a growing number of states have sought legislation to make labeling of genetically engineered foods mandatory, but have been unsuccessful. Yet despite ballot defeats, statistics show interest in the subject continues to grow, indicating labeling may eventually become a part of the U.S. food industry.  

A 2013 poll conducted by the New York Times found that 93 percent of respondents want GMO ingredients to be properly labeled, and a similar survey done by the Washington Post in 2010 showed 94 percent support.

"People are paying attention to food, and because of that they're more interested in GMO issues," Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen told Rodale News last spring.

Natural grocer giant Whole Foods committed to becoming GMO-free, in-store, by 2018, but rare is a company the size of MRM seeking transparency and certifications before labeling may be required by law.  

Nutrition industry insiders agree that places Olson and MRM in an enviable position.  

Currently, MRM has received Non-GMO Project verification for Veggie Protein, and has pending enrollments with Vegan Bone Maximizer, Vegan Vitamin D3, FreshOMEGA™ and Veggie Elite – a performance-based plant protein for serious athletes that rivals whey and provides 24 grams of GMO-free protein per serving. 

Future enrollments include MRM Veggie Meal and TreLEAFia™ - a new GMO-free sugar alternative.

For more information on MRM, go to www.mrm-usa.com 

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow