Organic vs. Certified Organic vs. GMO free

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, explains the differences between the various organic food labels: organic, certified organic, and GMO free
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Organic vs. Certified Organic vs. GMO free

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So, what does the organic label mean? You know, actually, it is a legal standard that is required in the production of our food, and what it means is that those farmers, by law, are not allowed to use genetically engineered ingredients in that process in their food production. And so, by law, that USDA organic seal means that it has been produced without genetically-engineered ingredients, without high-fructose corn syrup, without artificial growth hormones, without artificial dyes, and without the synthetic pesticides. It is a legal standard, and it means somebody's done that homework for you, so that when you go to the grocery store, you can be assured that when you purchase products carrying that USDA organic seal, it does not contain those ingredients.

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, explains the differences between the various organic food labels: organic, certified organic, and GMO free

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Robyn O'Brien

Author, The Unhealthy Truth

Robyn O'Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world.  She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. She is a former food industry analyst, author, mother of four and the founder of AllergyKids Foundation. Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as a financial analyst that covered the food industry. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy.  She has appeared on CNN, The Dr Oz show, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show and has appeared in several documentary films, including Food Patriots, Unacceptable Levels, Genetic Roulette.  

Robyn’s work has been recognized by individuals such as Yoko Ono, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization allergykidsfoundation.org which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children, the author of The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2010) and her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

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