Genetically modified organisms, which are also referred to as GMOs, are created with the help of genetic engineering. With artificial interference, foods that would otherwise be impossible to create can now be created. With that said, there is some controversy regarding the safety and quality of genetically-altered food. To better understand naturally-grown versus artificially-grown produce, we’ll be comparing GMO-free, non-GMO, and organic varieties.
GMO-Free Vs. GMO
Produce can be considered to be GMO-free if it has ingredients that were derived from ingredients that have been genetically altered. Such ingredients will not test positive for either DNA or GM protein. The raw materials get sourced from supplies that will state that the ingredients are free of any genetically modified organisms. GMO-free items also won’t have any detectable genetically-altered DNA or GMOs when they’re studied in a laboratory setting. This is because ingredients go through a great deal of processing or refinement, and this removes any detectable DNA from the materials.
Non-GMO Vs. GMO
Products that are labeled to be non-GMO will not be derived from GMO sources of any kind. This means that non-GMO products aren’t produced or manufactured with any genetic engineering, biotechnology, or bioengineering.
Since organic products share traits with non-GMO variants, we thought having a definition for organic products was appropriate. There will be more elaboration on this definition later. Organic products are entirely non-GMO.
Organic Vs. GMO
Whenever products are verified to be organic, it means that these products are created using ingredients that don’t get bioengineered. As previously stated, organic products are non-GMO as well. But there’s more to being organic than that.
Organic products cannot have any items that were grown with the help of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. They also can’t have assistance through the means of ionizing radiation and sewage sludge. For items that have animal products in them, the animals won’t receive any growth hormones or antibiotics for the making of the products.
Keep in mind that there is a critical difference between non-GMO products and organic products. Certified organic products are always going to be non-GMO. However, the inverse is not true. Non-GMO products aren’t always organic. It follows the same logic of how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
Baywater Farms Has The Right Produce For You
Baywater Farms is a family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. We are capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce.