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WholeSoy & Co. First Verified Non-GMO Soy Yogurt

on Thursday, 22 April 2010. Posted in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA — WholeSoy & Co., maker of America's best-selling soy yogurt, is proud to announce that all of its WholeSoy & Co. yogurts and its soybase processing facility, Modesto WholeSoy Co., are now Verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. WholeSoy & Co. is the first soy yogurt to receive the certification.

"The certification process took several years and required the cooperation of many individuals. We would like to thank Megan Westgate, Director of the Non-GMO Project, Michael Funk, CEO of UNFI, and Whole Foods for their initiation and support of this Project. We also want to recognize our ingredient suppliers for their work in ensuring that all of the WholeSoy ingredients and processing facilities met the exacting verification standards," said Dr. Ted Nordquist, WholeSoy & Co. Founder and CEO.

Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, said "WholeSoy was one of the first companies to engage in the Project's verification program, and their commitment to consumer choice has been evident throughout the process. Ted Nordquist has served on our Technical Advisory Board for several years now and is actively leading the way in efforts to ensure the sustained availability of non-GMO soy."

Consumer information regarding genetically modified food is not currently regulated in the United States. Approximately 91% of America's soybean crop is grown from genetically modified seed and food companies are not required to disclose genetically modified ingredients on their packaging. Dr. Nordquist firmly believes that consumers should have the information they need to make informed decisions about what they buy. To that end, the Non-GMO Project seal will be printed on all WholeSoy & Co. yogurt lids beginning this spring. "WholeSoy & Co. has always used certified organic, US-grown soybeans free from genetic modification, but we felt that the rigorous verification process and the Project seal would provide more consumer confidence at the grocery store shelf," said Nordquist.

WholeSoy & Co. is an independently-owned and operated company located in San Francisco, CA. Ted Nordquist, internationally renowned soy pioneer and CEO, founded the company in 1999. WholeSoy & Co. makes a full line of healthy, vegan products. The company's Soy Yogurt comes in eleven flavors and is available nationally in natural food markets and select grocery stores. For more information on the company and its products, visit their website at www.wholesoyco.com or call (415) 434-3020.

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