Why Our Feed is Non-Soy and Non-GMO
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are created unnaturally by merging the DNA of plants, animals, viruses and bacteria.
Certain crops have been genetically modified to resist the direct spray of herbicides and to produce a protein that repels insects. Of these genetically modified crops, soy is at the top of the list. According to the USDA, over 90% of soy grown in the US is genetically modified. Because GMOs are relatively new, no one really knows what the long-term effects will be. The “Non-GMO Project” reports that the use of chemical herbicides have increased 15 times since the introduction of GMOs.
This is certainly having an impact on our environment as these chemical residues build in our nation’s farmland. Not only is soy on the top of the GMO list, but there are other concerns as well.
Soy contains phytochemicals called isoflavones. Studies have shown that isoflavones can mimic the body’s estrogens. This has potential problems for both men and women. In men, soy has been shown to lower testosterone levels. In women, soy can potentially throw off the body’s normal hormone levels which can create an assortment of problems. There are also risks of soy boosting hormone-driven cancers.
80% of the world’s soy is used in farm animal feed. Texas Natural Feeds has formulated an affordable alternative to genetically modified and soy-based feeds. We are constantly working to improve and expand our products to meet the growing consumer demand.
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