Organic Vs. Non-GMO Labels: Do You Know What Organic Food & Non-GMO Food Really Means? by Pac Moore
Today’s consumer is more aware of what they are putting into their bodies than ever before, and the food industry has responded in kind. Whether it’s for health or environmental reasons, more consumers today are choosing organic and non-GMO foods. Organic food is one of the fastest-growing segments of the food industry in the U.S. Yet, as the organic segment grows rapidly, there remains confusion about the labeling used on organic food and non-GMOs. Even though these foods may be labeled clearly, not everyone as of yet understands what those labels mean for their choices.
This confusion stems from the fact that there is a lot of overlap between foods that are certified organic and foods certified as being made without GMOs. For people trying to eat an organic diet, the distinctions between these two might not seem clear, but can be important for making the most informed choices at the supermarket. The guide below from PacMoore illustrates the differences between the two types of certification. We may be more knowledgeable than ever about what we buy at the store, but there’s no reason we shouldn’t strive to be as informed as possible.