When you buy Certified Organic products you know that there are no GMO’s in the product. Why? Because products that are Certified Organic under USDA standards do not allow Genetically Modified ingredients. Period. When you see the Certified Organic label you know that there are no GMO’s in the product.
What else does Certified Organic mean? It means a lot more than Non-GMO. It means NO synthetic, chemical fertilizers. No toxic, synthetic pesticides or herbicides. No radiation. No sludge. Certified organic growers must also show that they are improving their soil.
What else? No antibiotics, growth hormones and anti-parasitic drugs. Organic farming promotes diversity and ecological systems. Organic farming nurtures the soil instead of killing it with multi-cation chelators like the active ingredient in Round-Up™, glyphosate. Glyphosate kills everything in the soil, including the bacteria and fungi that symbiotically aid the growing plant by helping to deliver nutrients to the root system. That’s why conventional farming requires excessive applications of synthetic fertilizers, because the soil biota has been attacked, diminished, and weakened.
When you encounter a product promoted as “Non-GMO,” ask whether it is Certified Organic. If it isn’t, you should ask, “why not?” There is a good chance that the “Non-GMO” product has been raised using conventional pesticides, herbicides, synthetic chemical fertilizers and other products that damage the soil, the environment, you and your animals. If you are concerned about Genetically modified organisms and the whole issue of transgenics, and you should be, buy organic.