According to the USDA Blog, Organic 101: Can GMOs Be Used in Organic Products? The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products. No matter where it was grown, if a product has the USDA Organic label on it, it wasn’t produced with GMOs.
This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic soup producer can’t use any GMO ingredients. To meet the USDA organic regulations, farmers and processors must show they aren’t using GMOs and that they are protecting their products from contact with prohibited substances, such as GMOs, from farm to table.
The Market LOHAS Mambo Track 2014 Shopper Insight Research Study found that Organic product purchasing is also on the rise among health savvy consumers and 2 in 3 say Non-GMO was a key motivation behind their organic buying along with healthier, better for their family & safer for the environment. This seems to indicate that 2 in 3 shoppers are looking for the USDA Organic seal knowing that it is also Non-GMO.
See more about the USDA Organic Certification and Non-GMOs at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-be-used-in-organic-products/#sthash.KseJq1Wh.dpuf
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