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Renew Life is committed to providing superior-quality natural products for you and your family, and we are excited to announce the next step in that journey: our first Non-GMO Project Verified products began shipping in November.
After undergoing a thorough testing process to ensure compliance with the Non-GMO (genetically modified organism) Project Standard, Organic Triple Fiber powder and Organic Triple Fiber capsules have passed with flying colors. Be sure to look for the Non-GMO Project seal on the packaging!
According to the Non-GMO Project website, the Product Verification Program (PVP) is designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The verification process is handled by independent, third-party technical administrators, and core requirements include traceability, segregation, and testing of high-risk ingredients at critical control points.
Several other Renew Life products are currently undergoing testing as part of the Non-GMO Project verification process, so keep an eye on our blog for the latest announcements!
About the Non-GMO Project
Started by retailers in 2003, the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. Currently there are more than 20,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from 2,200 brands. In addition to the verification program, the Non-GMO Project works to educate consumers and the food industry to help build awareness about GMOs and their impact on our health and food systems, and with stores across the country on product policies, shelf labeling and other consumer education programs.
Here is a little something to think about before you lean in to smooch your sweetie beneath the mistletoe this holiday season: with just one kiss you could be sharing millions bacteria with your special someone, according to a new study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands.
All it takes is about 10 seconds of lip locking to swap up to 80 million microbes, say researchers, who worked with nearly two dozen couples to determine the effects of “intimate kissing” on the bacterial environment in the mouth. After the couples answered several questions about how often (and for how long) they kissed each day, one person from each duo was asked to drink a probiotic beverage containing beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria before kissing his or her partner.
After taking an oral swab of each participant’s mouth, researchers determined that the amount of probiotic bacteria in the saliva of the receiver (the participant who did not drink the probiotic beverage) was, on average, three times higher—indicating about 80 billion bacteria had been exchanged during just 10 seconds of kissing. From their findings, researchers also determined that couples who kiss as often as nine times a day have oral bacterial communities that are roughly identical.