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What Does Non-GMO Mean for your Frozen Fruit Smoothie?

April 11, 2016

What is a GMO?
The relatively new science of genetic engineering (GE) allows DNA from one species to be injected into another, creating combinations of bacteria, plant, animal, and viral genes that do not occur in whole foods through traditional crossbreeding or naturally. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are organisms that have been created through this gene-splicing biotechnology.

In 1994, no GE food crops had been planted in the United States. Today, more than 165 million acres are planted each year. The Center for Food Safety, a non-profit, public interest, and environmental advocacy group headquartered in Washington, D.C., estimates that 70-75% of all grocery store products contain at least one genetically modified ingredient.

Are they safe?

In 30 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs. Because GMOs are relatively new and their consumption and performance lack long-term study results, people concerned with food safety and how that relates to human and the Earth's health, question their safety.

Some believe that one of the main problems with genetically modified foods is that the process of inserting genes into the DNA of a food plant is random; scientists have no idea where the genes go. This can allegedly disrupt the functioning of other genes and create novel proteins that have never been in the food supply that could prove to be toxins and allergens.

Labeling GMOs

Whether safe or not, Americans have stated they at least want labeling laws enacted. By an overwhelming margin, American voters say consumers should have the right to know if their food is genetically modified, with 89 percent in support of mandatory GE labeling.

Almost the same number of consumers would like to see the labels in an easy-to-read format, not via a barcode or other technology. More than 30 states in the U.S. introduced legislation to require GE labeling in 2013 and 2014, with laws recently passed in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine.

Non-GMO Froozer® Products
Made with 100% real fruit and vegetables picked at the peak of their ripeness, Froozer®  is a nutritious and yummy treat that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Our products represent our commitment to the pure goodness of freshly harvested fruits & veggies, flash-frozen whole and blended for optimal taste, nutrition and digestion.

We present natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Froozer® is: All Natural, Antioxidant Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Naturally Low Calorie and Vegan. Want to try Froozer® for yourself? You can buy Froozer® on our website and we will ship it right to you. You can also find us in various grocery stores such as Whole Foods. We can’t wait for you to try Froozer® and let us know what you think!