Organics 101: Questions About Organic and Conventional Foods Answered
Curious about what the term “organic” really means? You’re not alone. As organic foods become increasingly prevalent on grocery store shelves and restaurant menus, many want to learn more about how farmers grow these products, but sometimes it’s hard to sift through the myths and misinformation and uncover the truth.
Fortunately for you, we’ve done the hard work, answering five common questions about organic foods and growing practices as well as organic certification processes. Read on for our answers and prepare to expand your knowledge base. Chances are, you’re going to learn something new.
Are non-GMO products also organic?
Not necessarily. While the use of GMOs is prohibited in organic products – which means an organic farmer cannot plant GMO seeds, and an organic cow cannot eat GMO alfalfa or corn – non-GMO products do not have to be certified organic.