Our GMO Policy
Greens Market's Position on GMOs
We believe choosing organic is the first step in avoiding genetically modified foods. In the case of conventional ingredients at risk of being from GM sources we are seeking confirmation that no genetically modified ingredients are used in the manufacturing or processing of the product in question.
What are GMOs?
Genetic modification (GM) is recombinant DNA technology, also called genetic engineering or GE. With genetic engineering scientists can change plants or animals at the molecular level by inserting genes or DNA segments from other organisms. Unlike conventional breeding and hybridization, the process of genetic engineering enables the direct transfer of genes between different species or kingdoms that would not breed in nature.
Are GMO foods safe to eat?
We don’t know what, if any, impacts GM foods could have on our health. There are many unanswered safety questions.
Many scientists warn that:
The process of genetic engineering could create new allergens.
Foreign DNA may be able to survive in the human gut.
Animal feeding studies indicate liver and kidney problems.