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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Difference Between "Organic" And "Non-GMO" Labels

Here’s the Big Difference Between ‘Organic’ and ‘Non-GMO’ Labels

Judy M. [] | July 24, 2016

And as the push for natural foods has grown, so has the battle to be the best, the purest and the safest in healthy food.
According to the Wall Street Journal, sales of foods labeled as made without GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are outpacing sales of food labeled organic in U.S. grocery stores. This has led to frustration among some organic companies and farmers, who are working hard and investing significant amounts of money to meet government organic standards to get their foods certified.
Let’s check out the definitions first.

Organic vs. Non-GMO
* Both labels prohibit GMOs in all aspects of farming and processing
* Both labels are a trustworthy way to avoid GMOs
* Organic is regulated by federal law; Non-GMO is not
* Organic prohibits the use of synthetic pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers and sewage sludge-based fertilizers and herbicides; Non-GMO does not
*  Organic requires the animals be given organic feed and have outdoor access; Non-GMO does not
*  Organic prohibits artificial coloring, flavoring and preservatives; Non-GMO does not
*  Organic prohibits the use of growth hormones, antibiotics or animal byproducts for animals; Non-GMO does not

(Question:  Does organic mean GMO free?) Source:

<more at (Question:  Does organic mean GMO free? July 2016) and (The Shocking Difference Between Organic & Non-GMO Labels – It’s Huge! February 26, 2015)>

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