At Kyäni, we carefully select only the best ingredients for each of our products—and that means avoiding genetically modified ingredients. Read on to learn more about what it means to be Non-GMO and how we apply that to our products.
What is a GMO?
GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” This term refers to any plant, animal, microorganism, or other organism whose DNA or other genetic information has been altered in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. GMOs create plant, animal, bacterial, and virus genes that do not occur naturally or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Most GMOs grown in the United States are engineered to produce their own pesticides (insecticide). The purpose of insecticide is to act upon the insects’ nervous system, causing paralysis and death. Consuming these plants on a regular basis may lead to an imbalance in our own internal ecosystem.
What is the difference between artificial and GMO?
It’s important to know the difference between products with artificial ingredients and GMO ingredients when choosing what to feed your family. Artificial ingredients do not occur naturally and can only be created when synthesized in a lab. GMOs started as a naturally occurring organism, but have been genetically modified—typically to increase resilience to pests, herbicides, or other environmental factors.
What do we mean when we say Non-GMO ingredients?
Non-GMO ingredients are derived from any plant or animal product free from any genetic modification. Non-GMO ingredients come from naturally occurring versions of the plants or animals they are sourced from.
What are the benefits of Non-GMO ingredients?
Though our bodies may recognize GMO and Non-GMO products as being exactly the same, many highly processed ingredients are derived from GMO products that are more difficult to digest. For example, corn starch, corn syrup, canola oil, sugar, molasses, soy lecithin, soy hemoglobin, citric acid, cellulose, maltodextrin, flavorings, vitamins, and anything that says “vegetable” but is not specific, may be genetically modified and potentially cause an imbalance within the human body.
Having Non-GMO ingredients in your products typically means a more natural product that is easier for the body to digest and assimilate. Products free from these highly processed ingredients are typically healthier for you and your family.
Non-GMO and Kyäni Products
At Kyäni we are committed to sourcing non-GMO ingredients for every single product we produce. We take special care to vet all of our manufacturers and ensure that they use only non-GMO ingredients. We want to make sure that only the best and cleanest products make it to your front door!