Our mission is to promote the Natural processing of all non-GMO oilseeds, and to create awareness and transparency of all non-GMO food processing. We believe that when a product is stamped with the non-GMO Project Verified butterfly, it is perceived to be a more Natural food product than the genetically modified alternative. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. The Big Food companies, which control 99% of the food supply, process soybeans and other oilseeds with a hexane extraction method. Hexane is a carcinogen and a neuro-toxic chemical with strict handling guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists hexane as a dangerous air pollutant, and its monitoring has determined that two-thirds of all hexane released into our atmosphere comes the Big Food processors.
Furthermore, our mission is to remove the hexane process from the Natural Food supply chain. Chemically processed foods are completely contradictory to consumer expectations, and they imperil the credibility of all Natural Foods.
To help bring more transparency to the chemical processing of natural oil seeds, NOCA commissioned a short documentary on the subject. We invite you to view, “A Process Paradox.”