Posts Tagged by Labels

Refresher video “Organic” vs “Natural”

Here is a great refresher video about the differences between “Organic” and “Natural”. Before you watch this video clip, make sure to read and compare the formal USDA definitions: Label “Natural” is used to highlight specific natural aspect of the product. To be legal, the label must explain the use of the term natural (such […]

Effects of GM corn on mammalian health

A comparison of the effects of three GM corn varieties on mammalian health. (From: NIH and IJBS). Here is an abstract of the research. We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize (NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), […]

Label reading 101

Let’s see what all of those confusing labels really mean. Note: there are numerous products on the market that show round green logos with some text inside. Some people mistake it with Organic logo; if you don’t read, it does look a little bit like the real Organic logo “Organic” with green circular USDA Certified […]

Organic Certification enforcement

  How do I know that I’m paying for the real thing? People who sell or label a product “organic” when they know it does not meet USDA standards can be fined up to 11,000 for each violation. (From: USDA)   An Organic Field Inspector will contact a food producer to schedule an inspection of […]

Irradiated foods on US plates

Many conventionally (non-organic) grown/processed veggies, fruits, meats and eggs are exposed to radiation to kill all bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. (From: EPA). Alert: Radiation induces formation of carcinogen formaldehyde from carbohydrates (fructose, sucrose, glucose)! (From: FDA and NIH). Irradiation Indicator Logo is on the right: One Gray (Gy) is a relatively large amount of radiation. […]

Let’s learn what Organic food is

Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food […]