GMO plants have been revolutionizing food in a number of ways--some good, some bad, depending on your point of view. Now GMO yeast is able to recreate the flavors of hops to work in craft beer, but beer has always shied away from the use of anything GMO. Craft beer, in fact, typically advertises itself as the all-natural, "healthiest" type of beer, if there is such a thing.
Many brewers are saying that they will not even consider using GMO yeast in their craft, arguing that it would make their creations less pure in nature. Some say they might entertain the idea if they are able to get the same flavors or even hoppier ones out of the GMO products.
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