Sales of food labeled “non-GMO” are booming, and it’s starting to annoy organic food companies. They see the non-GMO label as cut-rate competition that doesn’t deliver what shoppers imagine.
Organic food sales are growing, too, but not as rapidly as Non-GMO companies. And it’s creating some soul-searching among organic companies, some of which actually launched the Non-GMO Project because they wanted to have their products tested for the presence of GMOs. The official organic rules, while they prohibit the use of genetic engineering, do not require organic food companies to test their ingredients for the presence of GMOs.
The non-GMO label has always had its critics. Big grocers people say it’s misleading because it implies that non-GMO foods are better for you. Actually it may be better just because it’s non-GMO.
The Food and Drug Administration have said repeatedly that non-GMO products are not better than GMO products, but they never said it was worse, and we all know with what side the FDA always chhose to align itself with.
If you want to know more, just check this post from NPR.