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Häagen-Dazs Says No to ‘Extreme’ Genetic Engineering Techniques

Posted Aug. 27, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell

Ice cream lovers who prefer to steer clear of genetically modified organisms (GMO) will be happy to hear that Häagen-Dazs has confirmed it will not use vanilla produced via synthetic biology, a new set of “extreme” genetic engineering techniques.

Synthetic biology, or synbio, vanilla is designed to replace natural vanillin flavoring from vanilla beans, and is made in labs using artificial DNA and reprogrammed, genetically engineered yeast, according to a Friends of the Earth statement. 

Häagen-Dazs Says No to ‘Extreme’ Genetic Engineering Techniques

-EcoWatch 8/27/14

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