Small Fruit Strip Company Peaceful Fruits Receives Non-GMO Project Certification
AKRON, OH— Peaceful Fruits, a social good company that handcrafts organic dried fruit strips, is proud to announce that its entire line of snacks is Non-GMO Project certified. Peaceful Fruits’ mission is to create delicious snacks that are made from wholesome ingredients and nothing but - the company leaves all artificial ingredients and coloring out of their sweet snacks. While being reminiscent of fruit roll-ups, a classic lunch-box staple, the company aims to merge taste with transparency so customers know exactly what they are putting into their bodies. Since launching in 2014, Peaceful Fruits has used organic fruit sourced from the Amazon Rainforest and beyond, allowing the company to receive organic certification by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2017. Today, the company is excited to celebrate this next milestone for even greater transparency with a recognizable logo, Non-GMO. Founder and CEO of Peaceful Fruits, Evan Delahanty, remarks, “Peaceful Fruits is all about authenticity. We want our customers to know that our fruit comes straight from Mother Nature.”
The Akron-based company is now among 14,000 retailers to be registered with the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization that is “committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices” (livingnongmo.org). Interest in GMO-free products is on the rise as customers are looking for greater transparency from companies about their food options: the non-GMO claim means that food is made without ingredients derived from genetically engineered organisms. Peaceful Fruits hopes the label will help navigate shoppers through the often-overwhelming snack aisle to their all-natural snacks, available in 8 unique flavors.
As the company grows, Peaceful Fruits plans to take the customer a step further, beyond the non-GMO and organic certifications, by sharing more information about the snack production process. The Peaceful Fruits Mango Fruit Strip (30 cal. 5g of sugar), for example, has a simple and straightforward lifecycle: mango is ethically harvested by a small farmer in Nicaragua, shipped to Akron where it is hand-processed with other fruits into a dried fruit strip, and finally shipped to the customer by individuals with disabilities. One can learn more about the process and partnerships involved with the production of a Peaceful Fruits strip at www.peacefulfruits.com/handmade.
As Peaceful Fruits prepares to launch a new line of apple chips, the company has decided to add all of their products to the Non-GMO Project program. You can find Peaceful Fruits on its website, www.peacefulfruits.com, eBay, and Amazon.
About Peaceful Fruits
Peaceful Fruits is an Akron-based company that sells delicious and healthy fruit snacks. With origins rooted in the Peace Corps, the company supports economic development of remote communities in the Amazon Rainforest. They also work to give back to their hometown of Akron, Ohio by providing jobs for people from underserved populations in Northeast Ohio. Peaceful Fruits partners with the Blick Center to employ individuals with disabilities in Akron to produce their fruit snacks.
For more information visit us at www.peacefulfruits.com and follow us on Facebook & Instagram.
About the Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project is an organization which is committed to certifying and creating resources for Non-GMO products as well as educating consumers on the food they eat.