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Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

Animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

Where We're Headed

Where We're Headed

Dedicated to more sustainable and regenerative agriculture and business practices. Always striving for consistent progress, not perfection.

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Hiring For Change

April 29, 2020

Change doesn’t just happen. It requires great leadership. That’s why Applegate®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, is proud to have added three experienced and progressive leaders to our team.

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A Warm Welcome to Our New President

April 09, 2018

We’re excited to introduce our newest changemaker: Applegate President John Ghingo!

Talk Is Cheap Blog

Talk Is Cheap…Applegate Walks the Talk on Animal Welfare

February 28, 2018

Did you think it’s fair to label a package of bacon as organic if it was sourced from a farm where pigs are kept in crates? Yeah, we don’t either.

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How We’re Doing on Our Plan to Remove GMOs

October 05, 2017

In June 2015, we removed GMO ingredients from all of our products. In 2016, we went a step further: promising to take GMOs out of our entire supply chain and seeking third-party verification for all of our products.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Fearlessly Reading Hot Dog Labels

September 13, 2017

Thirty years ago, Applegate was founded on the simple premise of, “What if you weren’t afraid to read a hot dog label?” This bold question became a mission: Changing The Meat We Eat®.