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Why the 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

Health & Wellness  (tags: GMO, Non-GMO label, Frenemy, Organic, Monsanto, false friend, food, nutrition, warning )

- 1849 days ago -
Charles reports: "The increasingly successful movement to eliminate genetically modified crops - GMOs - from food is turning out to be organic's false friend."


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Past Member (0)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 11:30 pm
Non-GMO is not organic, sustainable, or even particularly healthy. Non-GMO only means non-GMO: it could still easily be pesticide-laden, industrial farm produced, tasteless garbage.

Terry H (15)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 2:26 am
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Robert O (12)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:19 pm
Thanks Roseann. Agree with Brian M. As we all know labels are often misleading and don't amount to much.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:41 pm
labeled non gmo AND organic would be my choice...

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:49 pm
Fully agree, Nancy.
Ironically - this was forseeable - any loophole is grabbed by big business.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:39 am

Debra Van Way (12)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:39 pm
I buy mostly organic food but do occasionally buy Amy's no gmo ingredients food along with her organic pizzas. Amy's is trying to do straight organic but some ingredients are hard to come by in organic form thus far. I do prefer organic for obvious reasons. Organic is the best option hands down.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:53 pm
I shall share this Roseann

Kathleen R (138)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:32 pm
I agree with Nancy C's comment. Thanks for the article.

Kamia T (89)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:39 pm
The problem is that as our society has rocketed to mach 10 speed with chemicals and food issues, consumers are reaching an overload on what is and isn't good for them. We probably would do everyone a favor to come up with one label that meant healthy, organic, not-modifed foods that people could rely upon. But imagine the fight that will engender.

penny C (83)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:45 pm
Thanks Roseann & Rose for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 9:40 am
I think this really says something about peoples intelligence.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 10:12 am
So the sunflower oil I just bought, made in my state, MN, marked non-GMO, could still be bad for me? Crap!

John, this isn't about intelligence, it's about the old shell game...confusion, misdirection, and ultimately the consummer will almost always lose.
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