Preparing for GMO labeling in 2022
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living entities with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that has been artificially manipulated. This allows for the creation of plants, animals and microorganisms that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods….
Non-GMO is not to be confused with organic. Organic is non-GMO, but non-GMO is not necessarily organic. Non-GMO labeling is attractive to marketers who cannot produce organic foods and beverages for any number of reasons, including supply and cost, but want to appeal to shoppers looking for “cleaner” formulations.
“Anything that comes from corn, such as high-fructose corn syrup, will likely not be non-GMO,” said Holly McHugh, marketing associate, Imbibe, Niles, Ill. “Ethyl alcohol, which is often used as a solvent to make flavors, may be derived from corn. There are other sources for ethyl alcohol that do not come from GMO crops, but they are more expensive. Soy is another ingredient that often comes from genetically modified crops.”
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