ROCKVILLE, Md., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayorga Coffee, a family owned and operated company, is proud to announce that as of March 17, 2014, all Mayorga Coffee offerings will be 100% Organic and Non-GMO verified. Martin and Kerry Mayorga have a history of being trailblazers in direct sourcing, sustainability, and environmental issues since the company's launch in 1997. Once again, Mayorga Coffee is taking the lead in the specialty coffee industry in an effort to lead by action.
"As a family, we believe in exclusively consuming organic products and avoiding GMO's in our food. We don't want to offer anything different to our customers than we would our own family. Rather than wait for proper labeling legislation demanding disclosures, we made the effort to have all of our organic coffees verified as not containing GMO's", states Kerry Mayorga. Martin Mayorga adds, "We are also responsible to our farmers and their communities. Spraying chemicals year after year is not the answer for agricultural sustainability. The answer is organic practices, technification, and quality. The Mayorga brand will not be part of poisoning communities."
With chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) now present in more than 75% of conventional processed food, choosing Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified is the most reliable way for families to avoid GMOs. Mayorga's verified coffees are produced in compliance with the National Organic Program and the Non-GMO Project Standard—ensuring that the company follows rigorous best practices in manufacturing including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination.
About Mayorga Coffee
A Hispanic-owned, and operated business, Mayorga's vision is to revolutionize inefficient and inequitable business and social models for the purpose of creating sustainable growth opportunities for coffee farmers and communities. Through its Farmer Friendly® sourcing principles, Mayorga Coffee works directly with farmers in Latin America who seek to protect our environment, improve our communities, and provide individuals with opportunities for growth.
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