Bellingham, WA – September 27, 2011: Scratch and Peck Feeds, the Northwest’s fastest growing 100% soy-free animal feed producer is pleased to announce its official participation in the Non-GMO Project. Scratch and Peck announced today that its entire lineup of animal feed products has been enrolled in the non-profit Non-GMO Project for its strict dedication to the avoidance of genetically modified ingredients. The company expects to be fully verified within 3-4 months after passing a stringent review process that focuses on testing, segregation, and traceability.
Since its beginning, Scratch and Peck Feeds has been dedicated to the use of only Non-GMO ingredients in their products. “With our Non-GMO Project participation our customers will have the added assurance that our animal feed products will be verified compliant with the Project’s rigorous standards. This will provide folks with the confidence that they are feeding their animals a wholesome, natural diet free of GMOs because, like we say, you are what your animals eat.”
Polls consistently show that a significant majority of North Americans would like to be able to tell if the food they’re purchasing contains genetically modified ingredients. In fact, in a recent CBS/New York Times poll, more than half of consumers asked said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified. 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 customers are not convinced that genetically modified organisms are safe for them or their animals.”
About Scratch and Peck Feeds
Scratch and Peck Feeds is an up and coming animal 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 rather than on the commodity market. This helps support local economies and significantly reduces pollution attributed to shipping. Our animal feed line currently consists of poultry, rabbit, goat, sheep, and pig feed, as well as supplemental products for those and many other animals. We are passionate about providing only the most natural and highest quality feed available to our customers. Our products currently can be found in over 40 retail stores throughout the western states.
For a complete list of Scratch and Peck’s Non-GMO Project enrolled 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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