Ciao Bella’s sorbets are better-for-you and super yummy so we couldn’t be more ecstatic they are now non-GMO verified. In order for our sorbet to be non-GMO verified the ingredients can not contain genetically modified organisms. The Non-GMO Project is a third party organization that provides non-GMO verification through a diligent process that measures the level of exposure risk. This process must be repeated annually.
What does this mean, you ask?
Let’s start with defining GMOs: Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are organisms, such as corn, soy or cotton, whose genes have been modified through biotechnology. The intention, with food organisms specifically, like sorbet, is to modify the genes of a particular organism so that it can be stronger or more resistant to various factors such as climate or even to enhance the health benefit to the consumer.
These sound like good things, what’s the issue? This technology is very new and its effects on the environment, human health and the economy have not been fully explored. Concerns range from extinction of bug species such as butterflies, the creation of ‘super’ weeds through cross-pollination and emergence of new human allergens.
By serving Ciao Bella is proud to join other brands such as Whole Foods Market, Silk, Kashi, Organic Valley and Kind in the awareness of GMOs and defending the consumers’ right to an informed decision.
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