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GMO

The genetically modified foods controversy is a dispute over the use of food and other goods derived from genetically modified crops instead of from conventional crops, and other uses of genetic engineering in food production. The dispute involves consumers, biotechnology companies, governmental regulators, non-governmental organizations, and scientists. The key areas of controversy related to genetically modified food are: whether GM food should be labeled, the role of government regulators, the effect of GM crops on health and the environment, the effect on pesticide resistance, the impact of GM crops for farmers, and the role of GM crops in feeding the world population.

Our fruit is all from conventional crops, or “old varieties.”  Between use of the old varieties of fruit, canning at peak ripeness, and our canning process, we’ve found we’re able to hit the nail on the head for optimum taste.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

There is absolutely NO high fructose corn syrup used in any of our products.  For sweetener, we use pure cane sugar only.

A commentary in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that the altered metabolism of fructose… may be a factor in increasing obesity rates since, as compared to glucose, fructose may be more readily converted to fat and the sugar causes less of a rise in insulin and leptin.

BPAs

All of our fruit and fruitspreads bottled are completely free of all BPAs.  According to Wikipedia, BPAs are “employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and is made into a variety of common consumer goods, such as water bottles, sports equipment, CDs, and DVDs. Epoxy resins containing BPA are used to line water pipes, as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans.

BPA exhibits hormone-like properties that raise concern about its suitability in some consumer products and food containers. Since 2008, several governments have investigated its safety, which prompted some retailers to withdraw polycarbonate products. The FDA has ended its authorization of the use of BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula packaging, based on market abandonment, not safety.”