Posted on October 11, 2019 by Sustainable Food News

Grass-fed beef producer is Africa’s first co. to earn group’s non-GMO label

Langside Meats in South Africa also obtained AGW's Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed labels

Nonprofit certifier A Greener World South Africa (AGW SA) announced its first Certified Non-GMO by AGW producer group on the African continent.

AGW SA is part of a network of certifiers under the umbrella of sustainable farm certification group A Greener World (AGW) based in Terrebonne, Ore., which is funded by public donations and membership.

AGW SA said Queenstown, South Africa’s Langside Meats‘ participating cattle farms were recently audited for all three of AGW’s labels: Certified Animal Welfare ApprovedCertified Non-GMO by AGW, and Certified Grassfed by AGW.

The Certified Non-GMO by AGW label guarantees food is produced without the use of genetically modified feed, supplements or ingredients, AGW said, while the Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification and food label lets consumers know these animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range “in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in South Africa, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent farm.”

“We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of our industry and are excited to work with A Greener World to validate our sustainable practices,” said Langside Meats’ director Pieter Prinsloo. “Our customers seek out our beef for many reasons, be it health, sustainability, environmental or culinary. The flavor and eating experience of well-raised grass-fed beef is truly exceptional.”

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