The term Genetically Modified Organisms (also known as genetically modified food or frankenfood) refers to crop plants that have been modified in the laboratory to enhance desired traits, such as resistance to herbicides or improve nutritional content.
In order to explain why GMOs were created prof. Tomkin states: „Our current population and our current forms of our societies require very high yields from our agricultural production to be sustainable. … we need to use technology to enhance yields. In other words, GMOs crops can provide much-needed food in starving nations and avoid loss of crops and subsequent famines and human tragedies.
It is true that GM crops could potentially solve some agricultural problems but at the same time, food safety needs to be ensured.
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations such as Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF and Dupont that created them and profit from their sale.
In order to raise awareness of GMOs and their health risks to consumers, the Non-GMO Project was created. Their mission is to preserve and build sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project believes that every consumer deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
The Non-GMO Project offers third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. This organization has developed standards, which require producers to meet stringent GMO testing, segregation and traceability. In this aspect, Natural Habitats has this certification as we support the cause of creating a world without GMOs.
For more information about Natural Habitats and organic and sustainable palm oil, please visit the Natural Habitats’ website .
Half of an avocado
250 ml fresh orange juice.
Natural Products Expo is largest and the most important trade show on the east coast and Natural Habitats is delighted to be a part of it;
Natural Habitats is eager to meet, connect and engage with like-minded businesses and customers that share our credo of sustainable and organic production for a more responsible and social world;
Natural Habitats is excited to see the mixture of different cultures at the Natural Products Expo and learn more about their heritage and typical products;
We are really excited to showcase our Natural Habitats products on our booth (number #2222) and to hear your opinion about them using the hashtags #nh #redpalmoilnh.