Organic vs Non GMO

Organic vs Non-GMO

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.

  1. Certified organic foods are non-GMO.
  2. Organic crops cannot be grown with synthetic pesticides, they contain much lower pesticide residues overall.
  3. The most widely used herbicide on the planet – Glyphosate (Roundup weedkiller) – is prohibited on organic crops.
  4. Organic ingredients aren’t processed with toxic hexane as conventional processing allows.
  5. Organic crops are prohibited from being fertilized with sewage sludge.
  6. Organic meat uses NO growth-promoting hormones or antibiotics.
  7. Non-GMO crops are grown with the use of several chemical herbicides for weeds, insects and fungal diseases.
  8. ONLY Organic is chemical free and GMO free!
Organic vs Non-GMO