We are committed to making Veggie-Go’s a Sustainable snack.
The Good News is that what is good for our bodies is also good for the earth, so our efforts to make the healthiest snack on the market goes hand in hand with our effort to make a more sustainable snack.
- Organic – We feel that the number one way we can make Veggie-Go’s a sustainable choice for your snack and make a positive impact on our world is by committing fully to organic. We only use organic ingredients and organic processing methods to make Veggie-Go’s. Not only does this mean that there are no chemicals or pesticides getting into your Veggie-Go’s, it also means that fossil fuels are not being used to fix nitrogen into chemical fertilizer or to make pesticides. As much as forty percent of energy used in the food system goes towards the production of artificial fertilizers and pesticides Organic farming also ensures that nothing nasty is being introduced into our water systems. After all, we are all downstream.
- Non-GMO – As well as being Organic, Veggie-Go’s are also verified Non-GMO by The Non-GMO project. “Over 80% of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced. GMO crops are also responsible for the emergence of “super weeds” and “super bugs:’ which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange). GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture, and are developed and sold by the world’s biggest chemical companies. The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled.” [The Non-GMO Project] The effects that GMOs have on our bodies are still unknown in the long term. We don’t think our kids should be the guinea pigs.
- Cartons – Our cartons are made from recycled paperboard and are recyclable. They are also made from wind energy, locally in Denver. This means that we are not shipping empty packaging across the country using fossil fuels in the process.
- Wrap – This is one of the most challenging aspects to being a sustainable snack, and unfortunately there is not a truly sustainable option out there right now. Our solution is to use the smallest amount of plastic that we can, while continuing to search for a better option. There are compostable wrappers out there, and in fact we used them when we started. The problem is that the shelf life was too short and we had to throw our spoiled product, which is definitely not sustainable.