Beta A2 Australia says NO to GMO

The term ‘Genetically Modified’ or GM includes genetically modified organisms (GMO) and Genetically Modified Foods (GMF). The latter are foods and ingredients which also include food additives and processing agents that have been produced using gene technology to change the DNA or protein, so that the chemical sequence or structure differs from the original food. The food or ingredient must be then listed as ‘genetically modified’. 

Genetic modification, although deemed safe does make some consumers wary and many look to food labelling to ensure that they are ‘as nature intended’. 

All Genetically Modified foods and ingredients must undergo a safety assessment and be approved before they can be sold in Australia and New Zealand. Labelling a food as genetically modified is not about compromising its safety, rather it is about helping consumers make informed choices about the foods they buy.

‘GM free’ and ‘non-GM’ claims are made voluntarily by food manufacturers. There are laws in place that prohibit false, misleading or deceptive information about the foods and their genetic makeup.

The main sources of genetically modified foods in Australia are:

  • Imported GM soya – can be found in a wide range of foods including chocolate, potato chips, margarine, mayonnaise, biscuits and bread
  • Cottonseed oil made from GM cotton – used by the food industry in Australia for frying and also an ingredient in mayonnaise and salad dressings
  • Imported GM corn – can be found as an ingredient in imported foods such as breakfast cereals, bread, corn chips, gravy mixes, corn oil, corn flour and corn syrup
  • Imported GM sugar beet – sometimes used to produce sugar.

All our Farmers Beta A2 products, are free from genetic modification, the cows and their milk, along with all our additional nourishing ingredients which make up our Family Nutrition formulas including our Nutritional A2 Protein Toddler milk…. Simply GM free!!

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❯ The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.

❯ Good maternal nutrition is important while breastfeeding. If you are considering bottle-feeding, please seek professional advice as introducing partial or exclusive feeding may impact your supply of breast milk, making it difficult to reverse.

❯ It is sensible to consider the cost of infant formula when making this decision.

❯ When preparing your infant’s formula it is vital to follow our preparation and feeding instructions, as this will ensure your baby’s health.

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