What’s the difference between Organic and Non-GMO?
As an organic farmer and consumer, I feel the difference between Organic and Non-GMO is unclear to most people based on the conversations I have had with our customers and associates so I wanted to take some time to explain. My hope is that this information will help explain the differences and eliminate any confusion you may have.
Simply put, Non-GMO is NOT organic but Organic is Non-GMO.
The difference between Organic and Non-GMO labels is HUGE.
- Certified organic foods are non-GMO.
- Organic crops cannot be grown with synthetic pesticides, they contain much lower pesticide residues overall.
- The most widely used herbicide on the planet – Glyphosate (Roundup weedkiller) – is prohibited on organic crops.
- Organic ingredients aren’t processed with toxic hexane as conventional processing allows.
- Organic crops are prohibited from being fertilized with sewage sludge.
- Organic meat uses NO growth-promoting hormones or antibiotics.
- Non-GMO crops are grown with the use of several chemical herbicides for weeds, insects and fungal diseases.
- ONLY Organic is chemical free and GMO free!