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Organic vs. Non-GMO Soybeans

People often ask what are the differences between organic and non-gmo soybeans? The true differences between "Organic" and "Non-GMO" Soybeans boils down to how the soybeans are grown and maintained in the field. In the United States to be qualified as an "Organic" soybean, the soybeans must have limited fertilizers used and no herbicides are to be used. To be certified as "Non-GMO" soybeans, in the United States, limited herbicides can be used and good fertility practices must be followed. The Non-GMO classification Tiger Soybeans maintains is a checked certification that we must consistently comply with to label it on our product.

True Organic soybeans often appear dirty and stained and will be inconsistent in size; they also produce very low yields in the field thus resulting in a much higher costing soybean product. Non-GMO soybeans, on the other hand, result in a lower cost, higher quality soybean with no herbicide or insecticide residue; the beans will be consistent in size and color and will have a higher ability to produce premium soy milk.

Bottom line - organic is typically a lower quality soybean at a much higher cost. Our buyers often cite no longer shopping for organic soybeans due to the cost, inconsistent quality, inconsistent availability and lack of certainty in the certification process for actually being "organic". Organic nor Non-GMO classifications have anything to do with protein, oil or sucrose levels.

Difference Between Organic and Non-GMO Certified Soybeans

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