NeoSoilon® Teabag Filter is Now Non-GMO Project Verified

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.

There has been a newer push for this 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.

In response to this,NASA Corporation launched NeoSoilon® in January 2020, a mesh filter for teabags made from 100% non-GMO sugar cane, establishing the world’s largest stable supply system of non-GMO plant-based filters. NASA Corporation is excited to announce that NeoSoilon® is now Non-GMO Project Verified, North America’s rigorous third-party verification for non-GMO products.We hope that NeoSoilon® can set a new standard for teabag filters, promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment for all.