Saturday, September 20, 2008

Understanding Organic~

Organic is fast becoming a label and not a process.

The sites listed here will help one to understand the standards by which "organic" labeling is derived .

When purchasing organic foods, ask if it's 100% organic if it isn't labeled as such.
Ask for certification id's.

When foods are labeled or promoted as 100% organic they must meet these standards:

1) No growth hormones of any kind.
2) No chemical pesticides used for 3 years prior to the present years growing season.
3) No human waste or sewage sludge can be used as fertilizer.
4) No genetic modification of any kind.

US Standards
Canadian Standards
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Organic Trade Association:

Bea Kunz

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