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What It Means to Be Organic

It’s fairly simple. The organic seal indicates that food has been grown in ways that has passed nature’s own test for being A-OK. Organic farmers must work in sync with the environment.



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The Organic Seal of Approval

The USDA certified organic seal is the only guarantee that your food has been produced without toxic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, artificial hormones or genetic engineering.



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Top 10 Reasons to Go Organic

1.     Only organic guarantees… Organic is the most heavily regulated food system in the U.S. Only organic guarantees no toxic persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMOs are used in production, and no antibiotics or growth hormones are given to livestock. Organic producers and processors are subject to rigorous announced – and unannounced – certification inspections…



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Big Food’s Dirty Little Secrets

It’s what the labels don’t tell you. Many foods labeled as “natural” include substances that are anything but, including toxic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and genetically engineered ingredients.



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What is organic? If I see a USDA organic label, what does it mean? What if a product says “organic” but doesn’t have the USDA organic label? What does “Certified Organic” mean? How does food become “Certified Organic”? Are there genetically engineered (GE) ingredients in organics? Do organic farmers use toxic chemicals? Is organic farming…



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