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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 "*").

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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 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

Alyssa

Written by Alyssa on April 24, 2018

Alyssa Bascue, Director of Sustainability, is a trusted professional in her field with a passion for employee engagement and reducing environmental impacts of business operations, including emissions, energy, waste, and water. Growing up in an income-sharing, egalitarian community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, she’s a farm girl at heart. She received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Sociology, which helps to support Mountain Rose Herbs' mission of supporting organic agriculture and embodying socially conscious business practices. Alyssa completed a nine-week Master Recycler training and is well-known in town as an Employee Transportation Coordinator. She currently volunteers with Friends of Trees, Provender Alliance, Sustainable Food Trade Association, and the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance. And she is an active member of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking spicy foods, hiking and camping with her husband and brindle pup.