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  • #7994

    I’m confused by the difference between non-GMO and organic. Are they the same? Should I choose one over the other.

  • #8356

    The difference to me is that organic is pesticide free essentially from farm to table. And Non-GMO foods can still have some pesticides involved in processing them.

  • #8378

    GMO foods are genetically modified to resist pesticides/insecticides (usually round up)and modified with genetic make up of other plants or animals and other things are the two biggest things. Conventional pesticides and insecticides are used on GMO crops. Non-GMO foods are not modified to resist conventional pesticides and insecticides nor are the crossed with genetic make up of other plants or animals. Non-GMO foods can be cross bred with other types of the same species. Ex. You can cross breed different types of apples to make a different apple. Non-GMO foods use natural based pesticides and insecticides to keep crop eating bugs away. It is a very in depth subject with a lot to learn about, for more information check out http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

  • #9658

    It’s also my understanding that organic foods can not contain genetically modified or engineered ingredients.

  • #9752

    This is all so informative. I love hearing what other moms have to say. I feel like No-GMO is very important organic foods don’nt put extra products which maybe harmful.

  • #9787

    cool!

  • #9800

    To me there shouldn’t be a difference between organic and non-GMO I have no idea how they are different

  • #9981

    Unfortunately I found out that sometimes they label GMO foods as Organic – example: canola oil. Canola oil is a GMO to begin with. It does not matter they use “organic” ways to make it. It is still a GMO. I think the confusion between organic and non-GMO labels is created on purpose – so the FDA does not make it mandatory as they devalue the meaning of it.

  • #10065

    When it comes to produce, I always try to follow the ‘dirty dozen’ and only buy organic. if it’s organic, it is not allowed to be gmo.

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