100% USDA Certified Organic. If you’re familiar with Wet Noses, you know that every treat we make is 100% USDA Certified Organic. To earn 100% certification from the USDA, our treats must contain 100% organically-produced ingredients – no chemicals, nothing artificial, and perhaps most importantly, no genetically modified ingredients.
GMOs are have been a hot-button issue over the past few years and the entire month of October is dedicated as Non-GMO Month by the Non-GMO Project! But what exactly is a GMO and why are they detrimental?
Let’s start off with a quick definition:
GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are organisms that have had their genetic material artificially manipulated or engineered through scientific means. The engineering of crops leads to the creation of unstable combinations of plant, animal and microbial genes that don’t occur naturally.
Why are GMOs bad?
The use of GMOs has a number of direct & indirect results that are harmful to the environment, animals and people. Generically engineering is an extension of chemical agriculture and can lead to a number of unpredictable side effects, including new allergens, toxins and nutritional deficiencies.
The vast majority of GMOs are engineered to withstand herbicides, which has lead to a major increase in the use of toxic chemical herbicides like Roundup, since there’s no negative effect, and no negative reason to no over-use them. This has in-turn lead higher toxicity levels in soil and water, as well as the emergence of so-called “super bugs” and “super weeds” creating the need for even more toxic chemical herbicides and pesticides.
What can you do to avoid GMOs in your dog’s diet?
While labeling of genetically modified ingredients is not required by law in most countries, companies like Wet Noses are increasingly choosing to avoid genetically modified ingredients in pet food and treats. Organizations like The Non-GMO project provides independent third-party verification of the non-inclusion of GMOs, through rigorous investigation into the products and the companies that produce them. Learn more about The Non-GMO Project online at NonGMOProject.com
Thinking about choosing a GMO-free diet for your dog? Wet Noses currently produces over twenty Non-GMO Verified treat options. Our Non-GMO Project Verified flavors include: