This post was originally published on October 8, 2013 and updated on May 11, 2020.

To answer an often asked question, Malaysian palm fruit oil is always non-GMO. Any improvement to the oil palm has occurred through traditional breeding selection techniques spanning across generations of oil palms.

Genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs, are created using gene splicing technology, resulting in crops that could not occur through traditional crossbreeding. They represent the majority of the United States’ corn (88 percent) and soybean (94 percent) crops. Conventional processed food may contain up to 80 percent GMOs in the United States. While GMOs are largely banned and adhere to strict labeling requirements in Europe, the issue is hotly debated in America.


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