We are ahead of innovation. However, we are highly conservative when it comes to the application of transgenic modification. These techniques are not commercial viable under the complex European legislation, while there are oppurtinities in other parts of the world. In order to continue to ensure global food supplies over the long-term, we believe it is important that all breeding techniques be assessed on their merits. Everyone can agree that science contributes to improve present standards in the development of medication, devices and food. Progress in time tells us that laws should be designed to bring responsible products to the people and stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship. It takes governmental wisdom to distinguish good principles and bring responsible products.
Our Non-GMO declaration
HZPC Holding B.V. declares that all potato varieties bred by HZPC have been created using traditional breeding methods without the use of genetic modification techniques that lead to genetically modified organisms as defined in Directive 2001/18/EC* on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms.
This statement applies to all HZPC’s varieties, which have been or will be marketed.
* Directive 2001/18/EC: “Genetically modified organism (GMO)”: means an organism, with exception human beings, in which the genetic material has been changed in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.