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‘Non-GMO’ Does Not Mean Organic, Folks

The Huffington Post clears up some confusion about language in the realm of “non-GMO” and “organic”. Pete and Gerry’s CEO, Jesse LaFlamme, is featured in the article and touches on what non-GMO really means.

“OK, it’s great that there’s a non-GMO symbol on there,” Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs CEO and owner Jesse LaFlamme told NPR. “But do you understand that that product might have been produced with pesticides, antibiotics, and with no regard for animal welfare?”

Read the full article to view facts about what qualifies a food as being a ‘non-GMO” product and one that is certified organic.

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Organic Food Fights Back Against ‘Non-GMO’ Rival

Dan Charles, from NPR, provides a discussion about the meaning of different packaging labels on eggs.

“I did a little experiment the other day. I stood outside a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., with two cartons of large brown eggs. One carton had the words “Non-GMO Project Verified” on it, with a little orange butterfly. It also said cage-free. The other carton had a different label; a green and white circle with the words “USDA Organic.” One other crucial difference: the organic carton cost 50 cents more.”

“It’s a little frustrating, to be honest,” says Jesse LaFlamme, CEO and owner of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. “OK, it’s great that there’s a non-GMO symbol on there. But do you understand that that product might have been produced with pesticides, antibiotics, and with no regard for animal welfare?”

Raising awareness about what organic really means when were buying food.

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Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs not affected by egg recall!

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled recently by another company due to a concern over Salmonella stemming from a single Rose Acre Farms location in North Carolina.

None of our eggs are part of this recall as we would never produce eggs on a factory farm of that size or style. If you’re concerned about eggs you purchased recently, see what brands have been recalled.

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are produced responsibly and safely on small family farms. Learn more about why our eggs are different.