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How to buy organic

March 1, 2019

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.


2 Responses to “How to buy organic”
  1. newwife09 says:

    i agree with you Darla, organic is the way to go! however its just to expensive in today times. I used to buy organic for my family spending hours learning how stretch my dollar doing it. but still, it was just to much money and i had to give it up. 🙁 i spend a lot of my time now scrubbing veggies and fruits from places like shaws, and depending on our budget price right. I know that your regular store do carrie some organic foods such as shaws but again it is just to much money. do you have any tips for making the food that people like myself can aford more safe to eat. (ie cleaning ,peeling it extra)

  2. admin says:

    Vinegar is your best friend when it comes to cleaning anything – food included! Forget those expensive produce washes – just soak your fresh fruits & veggies in the sink with lukewarm water and a bit of vinegar for a few minutes, drain, rinse and pat dry.

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