We solely manufacture soya beans that are free of genetic modification (GM) and that come from certified organic farming. Already in 1996, this presented us with a serious problem. The era of "green GM technology" had dawned and the first genetically modified soya beans were being cultivated in the United States. In light of this new development, how could we continue to assure a supply of GM-free soya beans? Obtaining GM-free beans for the manufacture of tofu became a foreseeable problem. The U.S. organic soya beans obtained by us up until then were more and more eliminated due to the risk that they were mixed with GM beans.