As you know, we are passionate about baking desserts that are not only delicious but also good for you. All of our work could be resumed in one word: research … Research in order to make the best quality products. Research in trying different versions of each one of our recipes. Research in finding the best nutritional content, taste and texture just for your health. That’s why now, more than ever, we need to take action in support of a safe, healthy food supply. That’s why we care about being a part of the Non Genetically Modified Organisms Project.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The project believes that everyone has a right to know what’s in the food they’re eating in order to better feeding their loved ones and Peace A’Cake totally supports this, using their logotype and, of course, their purpose in every product.
As a relatively new subject, we know that you may have some doubts, but we made a list of answers to the most frequent questions about Genetically Modified Organisms bellow. Check it out:
Do you know what are the GMOs?
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. Almost all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide.
Which foods might contain GMOs?
In the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program, there are three categories of GMO risk: (1) High, (2) Monitored, and (3) Low.
These crops are currently in commercial production in genetically engineered form. Contamination risk is high, and ingredients derived from these crops must be tested every time before being used in Non-GMO Project Verified products.
Ex.: Animal products (milk, meat, eggs, honey, etc.) are also considered high-risk because of contamination in feed.
The monitored category is for crops where there are suspected or known instances of contamination from GMO relatives or other sources. These crops as needed to assess risk and move them to the “high-risk” category if seen significant risk of GMO contamination.
How Can I Avoid GMOs?
Because GMOs can be found in as much as 80% of conventional processed food in the United States, it can seem an overwhelming task to avoid GMOs. Planting an organic garden is a great way to be sure of what you’re eating. At the store, choose food and products that are Non-GMO Project Verified. You can also download the Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide app for your phone so you can scan products to see whether or not they have been verified. When Non-GMO Project Verified options are not available, choose Certified Organic products. If you like, check the project’s website for a full list of Non-GMO verified Products: http://livingnongmo.org/find/products/categories/
Find a Non-GMO Month Retailer near you.
Locate one of the nearly 2,400 stores across North America that are participating in Non-GMO Month this year (October). In addition to providing you with clear labeling, educational materials and savings on Verified products, these stores will also be providing non-GMO educational opportunities and special events. Support the efforts of these retailers by shopping at their locations and thanking them for being part of Non-GMO Month!