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“Organic” doesn’t always mean trustworthy

09/03/2012

Unfortunately, just because a product has an organic seal on it, doesn’t mean that brand has the best interests of their organic-minded consumers at heart. There are quite a few popular organic brands that DO NOT support labeling of GMOs.

The Cornucopia Institute has created a graphic that shows you which companies have donated in support of GMO labeling, and more importantly, which companies have invested money AGAINST GMO labeling.

organic companies who do not support GMO labeling

I was purchasing a number of brands in the left-hand column that I no longer purchase because I believe that it is our right to know what is in our food. GMO labeling would allow consumers to know whether or not their food is genetically modified. Countries across the world require labeling and/or have significant restrictions on GMOs, yet the USA seems to prefer to leave consumers in dark about what is actually in the food they eat.

For more information and to sign the petition and make your voice heard, visit: Cornucopia.org

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  • Reply Cat Davis - Food Family Finds 09/06/2012 at 9:39 pm

    That is so frustrating to see. Why oh why would any organic company not want this labeling? It makes me think twice about Horizon and Cascadian Farms, two brands I adore.

  • Reply Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell 09/04/2012 at 6:27 pm

    I have to say that some of those results are a little bit shocking! (Not in a good way.)

  • Reply Nichol 09/04/2012 at 11:32 am

    Wow, I buy a lot on the left hand side, guess it is time I made another switch.

  • Reply Rebecca Orr 09/04/2012 at 8:46 am

    Glad to see some of my favorites made the list of supporters. It really sucks that some of my other favorites did not make that same list. I love the Strawberry flavored Horizon Organic milk and know I am going to have to stop purchasing it. I guess, I don’t “have to”, but I will, because I just can not support them anymore knowing what I know.

  • Reply pam 09/03/2012 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you for this! I’ve been buying more organic and need to know the brands I’m giving my money to are truly supporting organic!

    Re Maryann’s comment: I thought grass fed is organic? I’m so confused.

    • Reply Rebecca Orr 09/04/2012 at 8:55 am

      Pam,” grass fed” doesn’t always mean Organic. Organic cows must be reared with regular access to pasture and “without the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones”. So even if you have some cows that have access tons of grass and don’t eat corn, they are not considered organic if you treat them with tons of antibiotics and give them growth hormones to beef them up quicker. Does that help??

  • Reply Maryann 09/03/2012 at 11:39 am

    It is funny you posted this today because I was thinking about something similar. Like how organic is better than non-organic factory produced, but not always the right option. Example: cow should not eat corn. They should be grass fed. So maybe a non-organic, grass-fed steer is a better option than an organic corn fed steer which is still better than the non-organic corn fed steer. It is sadly so complicated. But it really does pay to make the informed choice and know where your food comes from. Thanks for the visual. Plus I love Mercola!