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On the Subject of Soy…

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Soy is one of the most common ingredients in equine feed, and is also found in various equine supplements and oil blends. It’s a relatively new addition to the equine diet. BioStar does not...

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Keeping Score: The Non-GMO “Nice” List

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Santa has a ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ list, and BioStar does too. Not only do we use organic and non-GMO certified ingredients, we are also avid supporters of non-GMO and organic activism. We keep track of what companies are doing what, worldwide. 

By law, certified organic products cannot contain GMOs.  So far, buying 100% Organic, Certified Organic, and USDA Organic-labeled products is the easiest way to identify and avoid genetically modified ingredients.  The United States and Canadian governments do NOT allow companies to label products “100% / Certified Organic” if they contain genetically modified foods. Obtaining these certifications is a very difficult process, however, and not all products that are truly organic necessarily end up with that label on them.  So, another thing to look out for is whether or not the product is GMO-free.

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Formulator’s Corner: Assessing Quality of Food Ingredients

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We consumers are becoming more knowledgeable and savvy about reading labels, yet we are now faced with figuring out the actual quality of food and food ingredients. Labels: Where Do The Ingredients Come From?...

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Video: What Does “Natural” Mean?

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What is natural? To you it may mean a lush green farm producing some of the best ingredients which are put into your box of cereal. Or you may think of natural coming from a plant or...

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Foxes in the Henhouse: GMO Labeling Bill in Congress

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Written by Tigger Montague, as posted on ASBC.org under the title, “Foxes in the Henhouse: GMO Labeling Bill in Congress”.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) recently introduced legislation, backed by Monsanto, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Koch Industries, to prevent states from passing laws requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” – referred to as the “DARK Act” by critics – includes a “prohibition against mandatory labeling” which enforces the goals of powerful interest groups that have already been actively waging war against Right to Know labeling laws.

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