What is your position on GM?
Organic standards prohibit GM ingredients and its derivatives. We have standards that specifically relate to this.
There is a restricted list of non-organic ingredients that are permitted up to 5% in organically certified products but these ingredients must be identified as non GM.
With our licensed products, we ask the manufacturing companies to complete our non GM declaration form. Only once we are sure that the product is not GM or made using GM do we allow it in our licensed products. We ask that any testing for GM contamination is done to a contamination threshold of 0.1%
We believe other certifiers have their own non GM declarations but we do not know whether they insist on the same detection level of 0.1%. We know that some are set at 0.9%.