What are GMOs?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

Genetic Modification is a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic. In the world of agriculture and food, “GMO” is used to refer to a plant-based organism, like a seed, that:

  • Has its genes (DNA) altered to act in a way that does not happen naturally and/or
  • Contains genes from another plant-based organism

The Canadian Organic Standards do not allow the use of GMOs. Any crops – whether for human consumption or to be used in animal feed - may not be produced using GMOs.

Our commitment to organic

When our founding farmers started farming in Ontario many years ago, they chose to grow organically because they knew it would provide the best products for their families and friends.

Our Commitment to Organic

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