GMOs Not Allowed In Organic Feed
On a regular basis we receive calls and emails asking "Does you feed contain GMO's?" The answer is always the same, the feed we sell and use is certified organic and does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO's).
To better understand USDA organic regulations, the United States Department of Agriculture created a series of blogs that explores different aspects of the USDA organic regulations. According to the thirteenth installment of the Organic 101 series "Can GMOs be used in Organic Products:"
"The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer canít plant GMO seeds, an organic cow canít eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic soup producer canít use any GMO ingredients. To meet the USDA organic regulations, farmers and processors must show they arenít using GMOs and that they are protecting their products from contact with prohibited substances, such as GMOs, from farm to table."
What are GMOs?
According to the Non GMO Project, GMOs, or ďgenetically modified organisms,Ē are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.