Is USDA organic also certified Non-GMO?

Is USDA organic also certified Non-GMO?

From time to time we receive inquiries about how being non-GMO relates to USDA organic certification. The great news is that if you have found a USDA organic certified vendor/product you like, then normally you can feel confident that it is also non-GMO. That being said, if there is a farm producing USDA certified product that somehow ends up being Non-GMO, then they are breaking the law and you have recourse, no different than if they made a mistake or tried to trick any other certification body (e.g. 3rd part non-GMO certifiers).

Here are some exceedingly clear, unequivocal quotes from the USDA itself:

  • "No matter where it was grown if a product has the USDA Organic label on it, it wasn’t produced with GMOs."
  • "The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products"
  • "Any certified organic operation found to use prohibited substances or GMOs may face enforcement actions, including loss of certification and financial penalties"

For the full text of that article, you can click this link below:

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-be-used-organic-products

More good news! At BeStillFarms.com, we offer only USDA Certified Organic / non-GMO products. Click the orange button below to check out all of our yummy, healthy products:

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