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Organic vs. Non-GMO: What's the Difference?

2 oz bottle of vitamin e oil and cocoa butter wafers and wooden spoon and bowl with herbs and spices

One of the most powerful ways to promote a healthful life is taking ownership of what we put in (and on) our bodies. That's why we work so hard to offer our customers organic and non-GMO botanicals they can trust!  

Thankfully, most of the herbs and spices we all use for food and herbal creations are not in danger of industrial genetic modification at this time, so organic certification is our go-to standard for ensuring that our herbal offerings are grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, GMO seed stock, or irradiation.

While all of our products are rigorously tested in-house for quality and purity, for offerings that carry an elevated risk of GMO contamination, we partner with the Non-GMO Project. This monitoring organization examines critical points in a product's supply chain to ensure that an herbal offering is not produced with any genetically-modified inputs. Non-GMO Project verification provides an additional, third-party layer of assurance that your herbal goodies are all-good! We know that that peace of mind means a lot to the folks who support us, which is why we continue to get more products Non-GMO Project verified each year. Check out the current list of Non-GMO Project offerings from Mountain Rose Herbs, including two new additions for 2018 (indicated by an "*").


Explore Our Non-GMO Project Verified Products:

Aloe Vera Gel

Organic Barley Grass Powder

Organic Beet Root Powder

Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seed

*Organic Chlorella Powder

Citric Acid

Organic Cocoa Butter

Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers

Organic Refined Coconut Oil

Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

Organic Flax Seeds

Organic Hemp Seed, Hulled

Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Organic Papaya Leaf

Organic Sesame Oil

Organic Soybean Oil

*Organic Spirulina Powder

Organic Sunflower Oil

Organic Wheatgrass Powder

Organic Wheatgrass Sprouting Seed

Organic Wheat Germ Oil

Castille Soap

Vitamin E Oil

Non-GMO - Mountain Rose Herbs


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Topics: Inside Mountain Rose Herbs, Sustainability, Herbalism


Written by Alyssa on April 24, 2018

Alyssa, Sustainability Director, is our leader of all things environmental and sustainable at Mountain Rose Herbs. When she isn’t busy volunteering on local nonprofit boards and organizing fundraising events in Eugene, she can be found working in the garden with her partner, hiking and camping around the great Northwest, and exploring Oregon’s local craft beer and cider scene.