Posts Tagged by Organic

Organic Food Stores

For your convenience, here is a country-wide list of organic food stores. This is where you go to get your organic, heirloom, non-gmo, non-irradiated produce, veggies, fruits, poultry and meat. Alternatively you can get your food directly from the farmers via C.S.A.     Find Organic Food Stores in Your State AK Alaska  AL Alabama […]

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 […]

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 […]

…and what organic food is NOT

Let’s clear a some common misconceptions about organic food. Organic food is not the same thing as diet food. Diet foods are reactive, people eat them to resolve some existing health issues. In contrast, organic foods are free of bad pesticides & herbicides, GMO, growth hormones, irradiation, sewage sludge fertilizer, etc. As a result, they […]