We’re often asked if our Earthbound Farm USDA-certified organic products are “Non-GMO Verified”; but it’s important to understand that the use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is prohibited by the National Organic Program (NOP) in certified organic products.
This means at Earthbound Farm, we can’t plant GMO seeds, nor can we use any GMO ingredients in producing any of our final, packaged products. To meet the USDA organic regulations, we must show we aren’t using GMOs and that we are protecting our products from contact with prohibited substances from farm to table. Learn more here.
But the benefits of organic don’t stop with GMOs. While most of us think about organic in terms of what it doesn’t have (such as the use of synthetic fertilizers, irradiation or genetic engineering) it is important not to overlook the overarching, proactive philosophy of organic farming practices that ultimately helps promote an ecological balance, enhances soil health and conserves biodiversity for future generations.
Learn more about how organic farmers protect their crops and deal with challenges common to all farmers—such as pests, weeds and diseases, without using the techniques of conventional farming.
At Earthbound Farm, we choose to farm organically because we’ve always believed instinctively that it’s the best choice for people and the planet. But, we know people choose to eat organic food for a variety of very personal reasons. Whatever your reason, Earthbound Farm is here to provide you with fresh and delicious organic produce you and your family love and trust.