Theo Supports GMO Labeling & I-522

Our Commitment to Transparency

Seven years ago Theo was founded with a commitment to transparency as one of our core values. We believe in sharing clear and comprehensive information about our business practices from farm to factory. We support transparency in food labeling as an extension of this philosophy. When consumers are able to make informed purchasing decisions, it has the potential to benefit their well-being and that of their families, communities, and the environment.

We Support I-522

This November Washingtonians will vote on Initiative 522, which calls for labeling on foods containing genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs. By participating in the dialogue, we aim to help our employees, customers, business partners, and the public gain a deeper understanding of this highly complex issue

  • The FDA requires manufacturers to label nutritional content, ingredients, and allergens present in foods available for consumer purchase. We view labeling of GMOs as a natural progression in equipping consumers to make informed decisions.
  • We acknowledge GMO technology may have the potential to drive positive social and environmental impacts such as increased crop yields and improved nutritional value. However, further research is required to determine the safety and feasibility of such solutions.

Non-GMO Certified Products

As the first and only bean-to-bar maker of Organic, Fair Trade, Fair for Life, and Non-GMO certified chocolate in North America, we’re creating delicious products while working to improve livelihoods and protect the environment in farm and factory communities alike.

  • All of our dark chocolate products are certified by the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
  • The following Theo products are Non-GMO certified: 70% Dark Chocolate; 85% Dark Chocolate; Cherry Almond 70% Dark Chocolate; Chili 70% Dark Chocolate; Chipotle Spice Drinking Chocolate; Cocoa Nibs; Congo Pili Pili Chili Dark Chocolate 65% Cacao; Congo Vanilla Nib Dark Chocolate 65% Cacao; Dark Chocolate 85% Cacao; JGI 70% Dark Chocolate; Mint 70% Dark Chocolate; Nutcracker Brittle 70% Dark Chocolate; Orange 70% Dark Chocolate; PCC Chili and Cherry 70% Dark; Peppermint Stick 70% Dark Chocolate; Rich Dark Drinking Chocolate; Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate; Toasted Coconut 70% Dark Chocolate; and World Bicycle Relief Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate.

For more information about I-522 and local activities, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages (#YesOn522, #LabelsMatter). For press inquiries, contact press@theochocolate.com.