The Protein Solution
We are admittedly a little soy-obsessed. We are constantly inspired to find new ways to eat and enjoy this complete vegetarian protein. And we’re happy to tell you that the soy we make, and the soy we eat is GMO Free!
You see, the thing about soy is it’s the only plant food with as much protein as some animal foods. Like meat, it’s a complete protein – meaning it provides your body with all the essential amino acids it needs. And a whole lot of other good stuff, like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, folate, iron, calcium, vitamins D and B, zinc, insoluble fibre, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and manganese. Numerous studies show that soy improves heart health, bone health, women’s health and prevents some cancers. Low fat and full of natural fibre, soy is an easy, inexpensive way to eat healthy and help prevent diseases.
But by far our favourite feature is its versatility. Soy is found in products ranging from tofu to soy milk, meat alternatives to tempeh, miso and more. Join us in celebrating this magical bean by incorporating more soy into your diet – check out the tips and links below and try our delicious recipes or share your own recipes.
Genetic engineering modifies plant or animal genes by transferring the genes of one organism into another. Genes can be transferred from any plant or animal into any other organism. For example, fish genes are sometimes inserted into tomatoes to make them more durable and in the case of soybeans, herbicide genes are sometimes added so compatible sprays do not destroy the plant.
The upside of genetic engineering is the ability to transfer desirable properties from one food into another, maybe leading to the future development of super foods. However, given that the genetic code is so complex, no one can predict the effects of introducing new genes into organisms. It’s a risky business, as genes can act differently in their new hosts and genetic mistakes are a very real possibility.
Our policy as a natural foods producer is to work toward using identity preserved and/or organic products that come from seeds that have not been genetically modified. We believe the public has the right to know which of their foods have been genetically modified (often they are not labeled) and to make informed choices.
If you’re as concerned as we are about genetically altered foods, please write the Prime Minister, sending copies to the Minister of Health and your local MP.