The seal was developed by Organic Valley for use on foods sold and marketed under the Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands, which are certified organic and also display the USDA Organic seal. The seal conveys to consumers that the organic standards prohibit genetically modified crops and ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms. (Organic standards do allow for the use of vaccines derived from genetically engineered organisms.) The prohibition on GMOs in organic agriculture is just one of many requirements in the organic standards, which are comprehensive and also prohibit synthetic and toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, and more.
This label can be found on:
Foods that are sold under the Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands. Other companies can use the seal as well, as long as their products are certified organic. Other companies that use the seal include Annie’s, Kemps (milk), and Foster’s (milk).
ORGANIZATION: Organic Valley (Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools or CROPP)
LABEL STANDARDS: USDA organic standards (7 CFR 205)
What this seal means