The Non-GMO Project, an independent, non-profit organization is the world’s foremost organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing independent, 3rd party verification that an ingredient is non-GMO. The non-GMO status of ACTAZIN, an ingredient derived from green kiwifruit, increases its opportunities to be included in non-GMO supplements and functional foods, according to the companies.
Chris Johnson, group managing director for Anagenix commented, “While New Zealand is GMO free by law, we wanted to take a leadership role and ensure that our product aligned with consumer insights and global demand by having ACTAZIN independently verified as a non-GMO product. After careful consideration of the organizations that are set up to perform this type of verification, we chose the Non-GMO Project as we believe they have the most credibility.”
“Ongoing support of Research and Development and gaining third party certifications from organizations like the Non-GMO Project underpin the Stratum promise of empowering product innovation. We are extremely pleased to work with companies like Anagenix that share our values and commitment to innovative, safe, and reliable ingredients like ACTAZIN,” said Jeremy Moore, president of Stratum Nutrition.
The news of ACTAZIN attaining non-GMO verification comes on the heels of ACTAZIN’s recent clinical trial published in Nutrition Research (May 2015), which demonstrated significant digestive health benefits in a healthy cohort.