Yes. To ensure that we do not source GMOs, we require that our suppliers certify to us that their products, and their ingredients, were not produced using genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is the use of techniques other than traditional breeding or hybridization methods that alter genetic material.
While removing GMOs from all of our ingredients is a big step, we’d like to go even further into our supply chain to find sources for non-GMO animal feed (raising an animal on GMO feed does not make it, or products derived from it, a GMO). Over 90% of corn and soy, the two most prevalent crops used in animal feed, is genetically modified. As a result, the supply of non-GMO feed is very limited. Through our direct partnerships with farmers, we see an opportunity to change that. We are actively working to develop non-GMO alternatives for animal feed while simultaneously reducing demand by incorporating more grass-fed beef and dairy into our menus. We will continue to share updates on our progress towards eliminating GMOs from animal feed.