What is GMO?

And why is Silken Soy Purée made exclusively with Non GMO soybeans?

A GMO is a genetically modified organism (also called “genetically engineered”): a plant, animal, or microorganism that is created by means that overcome natural boundaries. Genetic engineering involves crossing species that could not breed in nature. For example, genes from a fish have been placed in strawberries and tomatoes.

Many people believe that GMOs will make food better tasting, more nutritious, and longer lasting. Others hope that they will help feed the developing world’s growing population. However many, like Mori-Nu, worry that neither the FDA, the Department of Agriculture (USDA), nor the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done any long-term testing of GMOs in food or the environment. It could take years for the unhealthful effects of GMOs to develop. The government did not require any pre-market research; and we have been eating foods with GMOs since 1996. Without research, some experts conclude GMO foods could have new and different risks for you, your family, and the environment.

The most widely grown GMO crops include soybeans, corn, canola, and cotton. Most GMOs today are of two types: “insect resistant” and “herbicide tolerant.” Those that are insect resistant are regulated as a new insecticide. When you eat GMO insect resistant corn, for example, it may be like eating pesticides. With herbicide tolerant crops, farmers no longer have to limit herbicide use to avoid killing plants. Farmers can use larger amounts of herbicides sprayed directly on plants. The practice may lead to more chemicals in your food.

Like you, we are concerned about the genetic modification of foods. That’s why Silken Soy Purée is made only with Non GMO soybeans. We bring you the freshest, purest, and safest foods possible and guarantee your complete satisfaction. It’s our commitment to you and the environment.