In order to understand the term NON GMO, it is necessary to understand the term GMO first. GMO means genetically modified organism.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are replaced by transgenic techniques that have been available since the mid-90s. These GMOs are essentially living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated through genetic engineering in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and virus genes that are not available in nature or through traditional hybridization methods. The products of new genetic engineering techniques (eg, CRISPR, TALEN, RNA interference, ODM, and gene drivers) are also GMOs.
NON GMO means that a product has been produced without genetic engineering and its ingredients are not derived from GMOs. NON GMO certification and labeling means that a product complies with criteria and standards that include stringent provisions for testing, traceability and segregation.
The NON GMO label can only be given by third-party independent and authorized organizations to products that meet strict standards and criteria as a result of various tests and evaluations. Thus, the consumer can easily understand which product is a non-GMO product and can buy the product they are interested in with confidence.
The most important point about NON GMO labeling is that this certificate, which includes the use of labels, is obtained from an independent, authorized and third-party provider with international accreditation. Only then does the label have a meaning and a proof quality.
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