What Makes Organic Food Organic?

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Organic foods have been all the rage recently.  Many people have been trying to get into the habit of eating organic foods.  It’s really easy for a store or manufacturer to slap an organic label on their product and people will snatch it right up.

It’s important to know what actually makes a product organic before going out there and just buying everything that says “organic” on it.

By definition, organic foods are:

grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives.[1] Livestock are reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones. In most countries, organic produce must not be genetically modified.

Source: Wikipedia

Genetic foods and products are legally regulated in many countries, including the United States and the EU.  To be a true organic product, it must also obtain an organic certification from the government where the product is produced.  It’s the one tell-all when deciding whether or not a product is organic.

Organic foods are healthy, pesticide and growth hormone free, and are great for you.  Make sure that you are informed when making your purchases of organic products.  If you check to make sure they have the proper certification, and no artificial ingredients, you should be good.  The production of organic foods is just one way we can  help the world go green.  By purchasing these, you can feel good about yourself in that you are eating healthier, and helping the world survive longer!

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