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Attune Foods - 100% Non-GMO & Supports Consumers' Right to Know

October 1, 2012
ATTUNE FOODS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ALL UNCLE SAM AND EREWHON PRODUCTS ARE NOW BEARING NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED LOGO
 
Company supports increased desire for ‘Right to Know’ where food comes from


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 1, 2012 – Attune Foods, a leader in natural and organic cereals, is proud to announce that its entire portfolio of Uncle Sam, Erewhon, and Attune products are now verified by the Non-GMO Project, and bearing the logo on packaging. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

“Attune Foods believes that what matters most is what’s inside, and is committed to delivering the most pure and natural foods to help you feel your best every day. We follow a strict mantra around here for our cereals – which is ‘Simple Ingredients. Simply Made,’ said Rob Hurlbut, CEO of Attune Foods. “Our consumers are strict label readers, and value the minimally processed, simple nature of our good-for-you foods. We are proud to reassure them that their favorites – Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes and Flaxseed, Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice and Corn Flakes, as well as Erewhon Organic Graham Crackers – have been verified to the Non-GMO Project’s rigorous standard for GMO avoidance.”

In over 30 other countries around the world, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), because they have not been proven safe. In the United States and Canada, there is no similar regulation, and labeling of GMO foods is not required. Attune Foods and the Non-GMO Project believe that consumers have a right to know what’s in their food, and to choose non-GMO.

“Uncle Sam and Erewhon cereals have been naturally non-GMO since they were created. It’s never occurred to us to use genetically modified ingredients in our products. Our consumers value our simple ingredient philosophy, and the idea of putting genetically modified ingredients into the food we eat contradicts what is natural and great from the earth”, added Mr. Hurlbut. “For us, it’s something we have always supported. With October being Non-GMO Month, and with the Proposition 37 referendum on GMO labeling in November, we are excited about the continued transparency that will result to help consumers understand their food better.”

To fill the information gap, a “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal has been created. Manufacturers earn the seal through compliance with rigorous standards, including testing of GMO-risk ingredients, as part of the nation’s only third party standard for GMO Avoidance.

“With concerns about the health and environmental impacts of GMOs growing by the day, more Americans than ever are looking for clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices,” said Megan Westgate, Executive Director, Non-GMO Project. “We’re thrilled that Attune Foods is supporting the cause by ensuring that people can start their days with safe, healthy non-GMO food.

Uncle Sam
Since 1908, Uncle Sam has been making Uncle Sam Original high fiber cereal. We take hard red winter wheat berries and then steam, roll, and toast them to a terrific crunch. We then combine them with flaxseeds for a delicious high-fiber and heart-healthy cereal. Each serving of Uncle Sam Original features 10g of fiber, 7g of protein, and less than 1g of sugar, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids from Flaxseed. Uncle Sam is also available in new Strawberry, Multi-Grain and Honey Almond flavors.

Erewhon
Since 1966, Erewhon has led the organic revolution and we remain passionately committed to providing the purest organic and gluten free foods. It's the cereal you can feel good about eating. Erewhon uses only the whole grains of organic brown rice and organic corn. Each puff of Crispy Brown Rice is an actual grain of rice. Our cereals have no dairy, soy, peanuts or tree nuts in them. Erewhon is available in seven organic and certified gluten free cereals. Additionally, Erewhon makes America’s best selling Organic Graham Crackers available in Honey Grahams or Cinnamon Grahams.

About Attune Foods
San Francisco-based Attune Foods believes that what matters most is what’s inside, and is committed to making the best tasting natural foods that help you feel your best every day – whether through fiber, allergen and gluten avoidance, or probiotics. Attune Foods makes Uncle Sam high fiber cereals, Erewhon Gluten Free Cereals, Erewhon Organic Graham Crackers, and Attune Chocolate Probiotic Bars. To find out more about Attune, please visit us at www.attunefoods.com. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/AttuneFoods and follow us on Twitter @AttuneFoods.

Contact Information
Daniel Wiser
Attune Foods
Tel: 415-486-2103
Email: daniel@attunefoods.com

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At Attune Foods, we believe what matters most is what's inside. We make our foods from simple ingredients, simply made like Uncle Sam cereal, Erewhon organic cereals and grahams or our attune probiotic chocolate bars. Attune Foods commits to bringing you food that helps you feel good and that you can feel good about eating with your family.