Oats are a great source of fiber, and are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They can lower cholesterol levels and even improve blood sugar control.
There are NO strains of GMO oats!
Short answer: No.
However, oats are traditionally low input crops. They grow readily in most climates, no insects target them (except in drought), and farmers don't make much per acre (see The Financials of Oats). This makes "organic oats" a bit of an oxymoron, as pesticides/herbicides for oats are a poor investment, Learn More about why.
Naturally gluten free, not certified gluten free
Oats are naturally gluten free but can be contaminated by products in the supply chain. We have tested for gluten and received negative results down to 10 ppm, however cannot guarantee your batch will be 100% free. Learn More about our recommendations
The Financials of Oats
There are many factors considered by farmers when deciding what to plant, but not many more important than the expected return for their time and efforts. According to the USDA Economic Research Service, when accounting for all costs, a farmer can expect to lose on average $9 an acre when planting oats. Learn More.