United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

When it comes to organic foods, it’s just as imperative to know what isn’t allowed and what is.  The organic standards are process-based, meaning they establish the rules for an entire system of farming that follows a product from its early stages on the farm all the way to retail.

The USDA organic regulations prohibit the use of GMOs, listing them as “excluded methods,” and defining those methods as “a variety of methods to genetically modify organisms or influence their growth and development by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes.

The New York Times published a story called, “It’s Organic, but Does That Mean It’s Safer?

The ‘USDA certified-organic’ standard was not developed to be a food safety label, but a label that confirms and verifies that the product is produced following organic protocols.

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