Organic Discussion


ORGANIC

USDA Organic Rules: The following rules are for foods containing more than one ingredient, such as cereal:
* 100% Organic- means that every ingredient in the product was raised and harvested in an organic environment as approved and certified by the USDA.
* Organic- means that 70 to 95 percent of all the ingredients have been raised in a USDA approved manner
* Any product containing ingredients with less than a 70 percent organic content can separately list each ingredient that falls into the USDA organic category, but the product may not display a label claiming the product as organic.
For foods containing one ingredient, such as milk, eggs or fruit, an official USDA Organic label is displayed on the package or the fruit.
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What Does The Term “Organic Foods ” Really Mean?

<Snip> Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry, distinct from private gardening for instance. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as organic within their borders. <Snip>  Read Full

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What Does Organic Mean?
Article Source: Francesca Black
Article Summary: The word “organic” may appear on packages of meat, cartons of milk or eggs, cheese and other single-ingredient foods. Certified organic requires the rejection of synthetic agrochemicals, irradiation and genetically engineered foods or ingredients.
Copyright 2006 Francesca Black
About the Author :   Francesca Black works in marketing at Organic Items
http://www.organic-items.com and Aromatherapy Blends http://www.aromatherapy-blends.net leading portals for organic products and natural exercise.

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2006-04-02   Myths About Organic Food
Article Source: Julian Hall

Article Summary: Controversy surrounding Organic food produce came to the fore in 2000 when Sir John Krebs head of the Food Standards Agency dismissed organic food as ‘an image-led fad’.  Sir John’s comments led to a letter in The Guardian newspaper from the Policy Director of the Soil Association, Peter Melchett who wrote, ‘Sir John’s anti-organic prejudice is matched by his love of GMOs…”. So, in 2006, has the organic information overload left us with facts or fiction? We take a look at the top 5 myths.

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