Continuing our series on healthful choices, we are very proud to say that the corn we pop at Popcornopolis is GMO free.
So what exactly is a GMO? GMO stands for ‘genetically modified organism.’ In other words, genes from one source’s DNA are extracted and manually inserted into another, perhaps unrelated, species.
Why does this matter, you may ask? The primary concern is that this can throw off the natural balance of organisms and eco systems. It is possible it will change a food’s original nutritional value, and even produce toxic side effects. Others are concerned about GMO plants' inability to naturally propogate without human intervention.
It is unknown whether GMOs will harm the environment. But according to the Non-GMO Project, “Over 80% of GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, the use of toxic herbicides like Roundup have increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced… GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture and are developed and sold by the world’s biggest chemical companies.”
At Popcornopolis, we strive to make popcorn that's as natural, pure and delicious as possible! So we require written documentation from our corn farmers that they are indeed using GMO-Free corn. Additionally, the Non-GMO Project has certified two of our products, Nearly Naked and Kettle Corn. We’re also working on adding that seal to more of our products in the future!
If you are interested in the Non-GMO Project, how they give their stamp of approval, or if you want to learn more about GMOs, check out: http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/understanding-our-seal/.
Popcornopolis enjoys promoting a healthful lifestyle, and our products reflect that. We want our customers to be confident that they can snack away without the worry of chemical additives, pesticides or other potentially harmful ingredients—not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because that’s how to make The World’s Best Gourmet Popcorn.™
Here’s to happy and healthy snacking!
What are your thoughts on GMO’s?