Moral of the story? If avoiding GMO's is important to you, look for the Non-GMO butterfly label instead of assuming. Just because the GMO (Bioengineered) label is absent from the package does NOT mean that the food item doesn't contain GMO's. Unfortunately, it isn't black and white when it comes to the GMO label, and the burden is again put on the consumer to research, ask questions and verify the story behind the food they’re buying. "The majority of consumers concerned about GMOs seek to avoid them, not find products that contain them. The Bioengineered Food labeling law is ineffective at finding GMOs and avoiding GMOs, largely because of restrictions, loopholes and exemptions. Too much falls outside of the law’s purview for it to be effective. That’s why the Butterfly remains the most rigorous, transparent and trustworthy label for GMO avoidance."
Sources: NPR Non-GMO Project