NeoSoilon® Teabag Filter is Now Non-GMO Project Verified

NASA Corporation is excited to announce that its NeoSoilon®, a mesh filter for teabags made from 100% non-GMO sugar cane, is now Non-GMO Project-verified, North America’s rigorous third-party verification for non-GMO products. In January 2020, Japan-based NASA Corporation launched NeoSoilon®, establishing the world’s largest stable supply system of non-GMO plant-based filters.  

NASA Corporation expects that NeoSoilon®, with the support of the new verification,  will set a new standard for teabag filters, promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment for all.

NASA Corporation has supplied PLA-based teabag filters for more than a decade. PLA (polylactic acid) is a polymer resin made by the lactic fermentation of glucose, which is derived from corn starch. The demand for this biodegradable material has grown as the tea industry moves away from petroleum-based materials such as nylon or PET to avoid environmental harm.

NeoSoilon® was developed in response to the industry push for plant-based material to also be free of GMOs. A GMO (genetically modified organism) is a plant or animal that has gone through the process of genetic engineering. GMOs have never been properly tested for human safety and studies have shown a connection between GMOs and health and environmental concerns.


Posted on: 05.08.2020


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