Sent by KeliEditor: Great question, Keli. While we are no expert on the matter, as far as we understand most organizations define organic foods as non-GMO and produced without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Heirloom seeds are like a pure breed seed and are typically bred because of particular characteristics. They're also open pollinated (via insects/wind/etc) and are usually several generations old. Therefore, GMO seeds are not heirloom nor organic, but heirloom seeds can be bought organic or non-organic depending on how they've been cultivated.
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