Bellingham, WA – July 9, 2012: Scratch and Peck Feeds, the nation’s fastest growing 100% soy-free animal feed producer is extremely pleased to announce it has received the Non-GMO Project Verification for its entire line of poultry and animal feeds. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. This designation makes us the first feed company in North America to achieve this status.
Scratch and Peck made a commitment, from the initial soy-free concept, to create the most natural and highest quality animal feed on the market. Being dedicated to the use of only non-GMO ingredients in their products was the next step beyond offering an organic option. “With our Non-GMO Project Verification our customers now have the added assurance that our animal feed products are verified to be compliant with the Project’s rigorous standards. This designation provides our customers confidence that they are feeding their animals a wholesome, natural diet without GMOs. We truly believe that ‘you are what your animals eat’.”
Polls consistently show that a significant majority of North Americans want to be able to tell if the food they’re purchasing contains genetically modified ingredients. The Non-GMO Project’s seal for verified products provides consumers an opportunity to make an informed choice when it comes to GMOs.
GMOs (“genetically modified organisms”) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature and have not been proven safe. The effect of consuming these organisms over a long period of time has not been studied and the questionable business practices surrounding the industry are increasingly being scrutinized.
“Our decision to participate in the project came from our desire to practice what we preach. Our company exists because we, and our growing number of customers, are concerned about our food chain being contaminated by genetically modified organisms that have yet to be proven safe for humans or their animals. Because foods containing GMO’s are not required to be labeled as such in the US, we felt the Non-GMO Project was doing the right thing by verifying the products that do not contain GMOs.”
About Scratch and Peck Feeds
Scratch and Peck Feeds is family-owned chicken feed producer based in Bellingham, WA that does not use soy in any of its products. We are committed to a triple bottom line requiring us to make every business decision with the environment and our community in mind. Since its inception, Scratch and Peck Feeds has purchased its grains from individual organic farmers as close to home as possible. This policy supports local economies and significantly reduces pollution attributed to shipping long distances. Our animal feed line currently consists of Chicken, Turkey and Pig feed, Whole Grains (corn, peas, wheat, barley, triticale) as well as supplemental products for those and other animals. We are passionate about providing only the most natural and highest quality feed possible to our customers. Our products can currently be found in over 70 retail stores throughout the western states, direct from our mill, at our online store, or on Amazon.com.
For a complete list of Scratch and Peck’s Non-GMO Project verified products, visit dev.nongmoproject.org
For more information about Scratch and Peck Feeds visit www.scratchandpeck.com
Scratch and Peck Feeds
3883 Hammer Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Diana Ambauen-Meade – owner
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