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GMO Testing

Food businesses are likely to have in place procedures such as proper trails to provide assurance that all ingredients supplied and used in food products meets the requirements of food legislation. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism in which the genes have been modified by recombinant DNA technology. A plant, such as corn or soy bean, is considered genetically modified when foreign genes are inserted to enhance nutrition value, to impart disease, herbicide or insect resistance. Any food product, animal feed that contains ingredients originated from genetically modified plants or organisms, should be labelled as genetically modified (GM).

BENEFITS

  • Maintain High Nutritional Quality and increased maturation time.
  • Stress tolerant and resistance to disease, pests & herbicides.
  • Increased productivity, hardiness, and feed efficiency
  • Increased food security for growing populations.
  • Allow ethnic groups a choice and safeguard cultural values.

CONCERNS

  • Potential Human health impacts, allergens, transfer of antibiotic resistance etc.
  • Domination of food production- Biopiracy.
  • Violation of natural organisms intrinsic values.
  • Mixing GM crops with non-GM confounds labelling attempts.
  • Objections to consuming GM products in countries.

SERVICES OFFERED TO

  • Food Industry
  • Confectionary products
  • Canned and frozen food items (vegetables, plant origin products)
  • Maize and Soya Products
  • Processed Food Products
  • Animal Feed for detecting GM content.
  • Cosmetic Products