Made with Non-GMO Ingredients symbol

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals whose makeup has been altered to produce a new combination of genes and traits that nature is unable to produce. The process is commonly used in corn, soybeans and cotton to make them resistant to herbicides or cause them to produce pesticides. While there is an increasing consumer demand for companies to serve more non-GMO items, the task proves to be difficult and usually expensive as most corn and soy are the most contaminated GM crops.

At Hero Certified Burgers, our vision since day one was a continuous improvement of the ingredients that we source for the foods that we prepare and serve to our customers. The food landscape never stops changing and for us, it’s not just about the food that we serve but how we bring it to the table. We noticed this niche trend beginning around a year ago and after sourcing our tomatoes, realized that the non-GMO route this was the direction to follow. The fact that we sourced the majority of our non-GMO products from Ontario shows a dedication to nutritious and sustainable agriculture, which has been a part of our mandate since day one.

Current menu items that are non-GMO:

  • Soul Burger
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillet
  • Gluten-Free Bun
  • Greenhouse-grown tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Honey Dijon Mustard
  • Portobello Mushrooms
  • Sliced Pickles
  • Sweet Relish
  • Jalapeno Peppers

Currently working with our suppliers and farmers to make the following menu items non-GMO:

  • 100% Seasoned Angus Beef
  • Turkey
  • Boston Bibb Lettuce
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Sesame Poppy Bun
  • Hero Certified Sauce
  • Canadian Cheddar
  • Blue Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Smoked Cheddar