When it comes to feeding your body wholesome, nutritious food and juices, just say no to GMOs! GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms.” Foods with GMOs have undergone genetic engineering where its genetic material has been artificially manipulated. When an organism has been artificially manipulated, it becomes unstable with genes that do not occur in nature or through crossbreeding.
More and more foods are being modified making it hard for consumers to stay up to date on what’s at risk and what’s GMO-free. Committees such as the Non-GMO Project work to inform consumers, raise awareness and keep an accurate list of at-risk ingredients.
Agricultural goods are separated into two groups: high-risk and monitored risk. High-risk GMO goods are products currently in commercial production. Monitored risk goods are products suspect of modification either because of contamination or because they have genetically modified relatives. For a product to be considered Non-GMO it has to pass under the Non-GMO Project Standard. The Standard main goal is to help farmers, processors and manufacturers avoid GMO contamination by identifying at-rick production inputs and ingredients. The Standard creates compliance guidelines in the analytical testing of seed, crops, ingredients and products during critical points along the production chain.
Just Say No To GMOs High-Risk Products
High-risk crops must be tested every time they go into commercial production in order to be verified as Non-GMO Project Verified crops. These high-risk crops include:
- Honey & other bee products
- Sugar Beets
- Yellow Summer Squash
How To Identify Non-GMO Products
GMOs can be found in as much as 80% of conventional processed foods, but avoiding GMOs is actually pretty easy. Just look for the Non-GMO Project Verified seal to trust that the goods you’re eating is GMO-free.
At My Organic Juice, all our juices are GMO-free! The My Organic Juice Difference promises that every ingredient to go in our organic juices is Non-GMO Project Verified, local, organic and cold-pressed to nothing less than the highest standards.