Cotton is the most important plant fiber in textile industry. It is the major source of apparel fiber and accounts for over 50% of all clothing produced worldwide.
The highest quality demands are placed on organic cotton which should be grown without the use of any fertilizers, pesticides, other synthetic agro-chemicals and without the use of any genetically modified seed.
But ecological criteria become more and more a relevant purchase criteria or in some cases a basic requirement for the end-customers. As a result textiles produced entirely in line with ecological criteria should not contain genetically modified cotton.
And for the manufacturers the use of the marketing-label „organic“ requires compliance to strict federal regulations regarding how the cotton is grown – which is time and cost intensive.
Technically unavoidable contamination or adulteration?
It is almost impossible to avoid unintentional mixing of organic and genetically modified cotton in view of global flow of goods not to forget fraudulent intentions of some market players.
Reliable testing methods are necessary to control labeling, to protect consumer rights and to improve the quality control along the production chain.
The key question is: Technically unavoidable contamination or adulteration?
To answer this question exact quantitative statements on the basis of quantitative DNA-analysis are needed.
«Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear.»
«I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.»
«In essence, I'm a sophisticated cotton picker.»
How we can help you
is one of the pioneers in the field of DNA-analytical testing of GMOs and can look back upon many years of experience in the field of natural fiber testing.
We have developed
reliable DNA-based scientific methods to identify all commercially relevant gm cotton events and to detect many unknown varieties.
Using high-end quantitative PCR technology
we can give you precise information on the presence of gm cotton in mixtures.
For detailed information simply get in touch with us!
On request, we will be glad to create a free, non-binding offer tailored to your individual needs.
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About Impetus Bioscience
Being pioneers in the field of DNA testing we have significantly contributed to the development of analytical methods since 1993.
The scope of our services is continuously expanded by implementing innovative analytical tools.
Our ambition is to offer the best, not the cheapest analytics – the same applies to our personal customer advisory service.
We reach this goals through our competent and motivated staff, state-of-the-art equipment, long years of experience, active participation in various expert groups as well as close contacts to our customers.
We help you to find the best analytical solutions for your individual requirements.
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