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World Ag Expo Presents Valley Children’s Hospital with $63,000
The International Agri-Center and World Ag Expo presented a check in the amount of $63,000 to Valley Children’s Hospital during the hospital’s All Guild Picnic at the California Armenian Home on May 24, in Fresno, California. The check represented the total funds raised by the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, who participated in World Ag Expo’s Toyota Tundra Giveaway by selling chances to win a new 2017 Tundra. The proceeds from the giveaway will directly benefit the Central California hospital.


Veggie Noodle Company Receives Non-GMO Project Verification
Veggie Noodle Co. announced the company has earned Non-GMO Project Verification for its entire line of certified organic spiralized vegetables. Veggie Noodle Co. is dedicated to promoting sustainable organic farming with a focus on GMO avoidance and environmental responsibility and manufactures its entire family of spiralized vegetables in a dedicated allergen-free facility.The Non-GMO Project’s Verification Seal indicates that a product has been produced according to best practices for GMO avoidance, including thorough, independent testing of at-risk ingredients. The verification program demands ongoing evaluation of products, ingredients and manufacturing facilities to maintain compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.