Monday, June 29, 2015

Organic Labeling

Just because a food product is labeled organic, don't assume it is 100% organic. There are three organic categories established by the USDA for labeling organic food products. 


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A USDA certified organic product must contain ingredients that have been grown without prohibited pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, anti-biotics, growth hormones, sewage sludge, irradiation and GMOs.

No Sewage Sludge! I guess that means conventional crops can be grown using sewage sludge. Think about that when you are eating your salad.

100% organic means the product contains only organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt).

Organic means the product must contain 95-99% organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt).

Made with organic ingredients means the product must contain 70% organically produced ingredients.

A product made with less than 70% organically produced ingredients cannot use the term organic on the label.

I am looking for the organic label on my foods. I still can't get passed the sewage sludge! 
Eat healthy! 

Click here for USDA organic agriculture info.

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