How to buy organic
Written by Happy Housewife Beth
Organics have become such an important part of so many peoples lives, making them so much more available than ever before. For those who are still unsure of what organic foods are all about, here is some basic information that may make it easier to choose the organic section in your grocery store the next time you do your food shopping.
Organic foods are produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. There are no added antibiotics or hormones, and no genetic engineering or irradiation. There is minimal processing, and no artificial ingredients or preservatives are used. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires specific labeling for organic foods, and strictly enforces these categories.
“100% Organic” means the product must contain 100% organically produced ingredients. “Organic” means the product must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
“Made with Organic Ingredients” means the product must contain at least 70% organic ingredients.
Organic foods are more flavorful, and, of course, are healthier for our families.Organic crops are also better for the land. We need to do whatever we can to help our planet. Do your part and start helping your families eat healthier. If more of us do that we can make a big difference. If you haven’t already explored the organic sections of your market, do something special for yourself and your family this year. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.