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Modified corn starch?
Modified Food Starch is made by physically, enzymatically or chemically altering starch to change its inherent properties. Modified does not necessarily mean genetically modified, however some modified starches are likely made from genetically modified ingredients. However, one must assume that modified means genetically modified if no exact description is made. While the term modified food starch may accurately describe this ingredient, the use of the word "food" in its description interjects some ambiguity into the mix.
Modified starches are typically used in foods for the same reasons as conventional starches—thickening, stabilizing or emulsifying. However, Modified Food Starch can be chemically treated in many different ways, and for many different reasons. Many foods are now being altered by being fermented with genetically engineered bacteria. Consumers have no way to know.
Modified food starch seems to be an all-encompassing term which allows food manufacturers free reign over what they do to their products. There are several different base foods that can be used to produce food starch, including corn (usually labeled as "modified corn starch"), potatoes, tapioca, and wheat. Almost all processes involve the chemical alteration of what might have been natural.
At best, modified starches are difficult for a body to digest, and of course, there have been no publicly-released studies about the long-term effects of eating these mystery substances from the chemical industry.
Promanatein does NOT contain any modified or chemical ingredients.
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