Vermont Cookie Love has changed some ingredients of its cookies to be free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Ingredients that are now GMO-free include sugar, chocolate morsels, white chocolate morsels, dried cranberries, and soy lecithin. The company has also moved to using organic canola oil. GMOs are widely thought to be potentially harmful in Europe. In the United States, we are just beginning to think about and regulate GMOs in our food.
“We strive to make our cookies from the very best ingredients available so that our cookies are just as good as home-baked,” said Suzanna Miller, co-owner of Vermont Cookie Love. “We carefully consider each ingredient so you can feel good about putting our products on your table.”
Vermont Cookie Love applied for Non-GMO certification through the Non-GMO Project, but was told that due to the high percentage of dairy in their cookies, they had to wait while the standards for reviewing dairy products were revised within the organization. In the meantime, they will continue doing research and making improvements where possible. “In the future, when it is possible, we’ll look to have more of our ingredients get a GMO-free designation,” added Miller, “with the goal of being completely GMO-free.” For more information on GMO-free foods, please go to www.nongmoproject.org/.
Vermont Cookie Love got their start at the Hinesburg Farmers Market and their cookie dough can be found in the freezer section of local grocery stores including Shelburne Supermarket. For more information about Vermont Cookie Love, visit www.vermontcookielove.com.