What if I said the answer is yes and no? – Just.Ingredients with Karalynne

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What if I said the answer is yes and no?

If the product says organic and does not have the USDA certified organic label on it, I do not fully trust it. A lot of companies make a lot of claims on their packaging (even though they are not supposed to).
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If the product has the USDA certified label, it has gone through third party testing and passed strict regulations. I believe these ones. The following must be true:
No artificial dyes
No artificial sweeteners
No artificial preservatives
No artificial flavorings
No glyphosate sprayed directly on the crops
No added hormones
No antibiotics
No gmos
Animal feed 100% organic and not with glyphosate by products.ย 
No ionizing radiationย 
No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or sewage sludge
Farmed to maintain soil and water quality and conserve biodiversity.
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As for the non gmo label. There are only ๐Ÿ”Ÿ crops sold on the market today that are gmo. They are:
Sugar beets (sugar)
Corn
Soy
Canola
Cotton
Golden rice
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Squash
Papaya
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So when you see a non gmo verified label on a product that contains one of these items, then itโ€™s valid and very helpful to know that info.
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But when I see a non gmo label on Quaker Oats or Gerber pear baby food, I consider it a marketing ploy. Those are not a gmo crop in the first place. So they put that label on their non gmo products just to look healthier, when in reality it means nothing.
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And just as a reminder... I donโ€™t necessarily have a problem with gmo crops. I have a problem with the gmo crops that have been genetically modified to thrive with glyphosate on them.