A recent article on Examiner.com discusses the amount of genetically engineered, or genetically modified, GMO, ingredients that may be found in cat foods.
The article cites Justlabelit.org, which says that GE foods are altered at a molecular level in ways that would not otherwise happen naturally, meaning the genetic makeup of plants and animals is altered using DNA molecules from other sources to create a new set of genes that exhibit specific traits.
Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration does not mandate that foods containing these GMO ingredients be labeled, though the article says that 88% of corn planted, 94% of soybeans planted and 90% of canola used in the US is GE. Unless the cat food is certified organic, corn, along with soy and canola, are the most commonly found GE ingredients in petfood, according to Examiner.com. Derivatives of corn, such as corn gluten, corn oil and corn starch, as well as derivatives of soy, including soybeans, soy protein, soy oil and soy meal, are included in many premium-label and bargain cat foods, the article says.
The article also says Susan Thixton of truthaboutpetfood.com contacted petfood manufacturers to ask if the foods contain GE ingredients. Of the responses she received, the following companies claimed that GE ingredients are not used: Answers Pet Food, The Honest Kitchen, Nature's Logic Pet Food, Nature's Variety Pet Food, Raw Health Pet Food, Red Moon Pet Food and Weruva Pet Food. The companies that said there may be a possibility of GE ingredients in the food were Iams and Blue Seal.
This book takes a decidedly different turn from the usual consumer-oriented petfood fodder
The top 10 petfood manufacturers continue to feel the effects of the global economic meltdown
The maker of raw and holistic diets seeks to help transform pets through its products, philosophy, education and research
The lowly pea appears to be an effective ingredient for the next generation of dog and cat diets
With the availability of quality ingredients declining, perhaps we need to explore this category
Tomato pomace has the potential to provide additional nutrition and health benefits
It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
--- Thank you for your patience ----
If you have any issues logging in or any other need feel free to contact us.