Archive for May, 2012
GMOs or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
Great effort has been spent on setting legal standards and requirements for labeling GMOs in food products. Since GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventionally processed food, there is huge controversy.
Polls consistently show more than 90 percent of the public want to know if their food was produced using genetic engineering, and this month 971,126 signatures were submitted to get the California Genetically Engineered Food Act on the 2012 California ballot. Voting season is coming up, and I wouldn’t be surprised if new labeling requirements are coming too. Are you ready?
We freshened up our site with new exciting features. Helpful industry news, and company updates are now available right on the homepage. Get inspired by the new seasonal product section, and read Gillco customers’ testimonies on our 30 Year Anniversary page.
Look around; we hope you like what we’ve done with the place.
Believe it or not, Guar gum is used by the US shale gas industry to help extrude natural gas from underground in a process known as fracking. With the increasing demand of Guar gum from the gas industry, prices for raw material and processing have skyrocketed and reached unprecedented price levels. Demand continues to increase as other countries introduce fracking as well.
The Guar gum market has changed fundamentally and the current market continues to be volatile. Costs are increasing, and what’s a food manufacturer to do? Don’t compromise texture, and save your budget. We can help you find a replacement with our Guar Free and Guar Reduced options. Give us a call 800-525-0732.
Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has completed upgrades to their cocoa processing facility in Wormer, the Netherlands following a U.S. $82 million investment. The upgrades include the addition of the new Center of Expertise for cocoa, and increased cocoa powder production capacity. These improvements enable Cargill to strengthen their ability to offer greater product innovation and increased levels of service. (Source: Cargill News)
At Gillco, we are excited to offer a wide range of Cargill’s innovative cocoa powders. Check out the product page for more details, or give us a call if you have any questions.