Synthetic Nutrients in Organic Foods

The Issue Synthetic Nutrients in Organic Foods Organic food should contain organic ingredients, and nutrients in organic foods shouldn’t come from artificial additives. The organic law allows some exceptions to the rule that organic foods should contain only organic ingredients: some artificial ingredients are allowed if they are deemed to be essential. The organic rule currently […]

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Organic is always non GMO

The seal was developed by Organic Valley for use on foods sold and marketed under the Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands, which are certified organic and also display the USDA Organic seal. The seal conveys to consumers that the organic standards prohibit genetically modified crops and ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms. (Organic standards […]

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Certified naturally grown

Meaningful What this seal means: The seal means that the farm meets the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) standards, which are based on the USDA organic standards for crops and livestock. These standards promote a sustainable system of agriculture, requiring responsible soil management and prohibiting the use of synthetic fertilizers, most synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, and artificial […]

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Demeter Biodynamic

Highly Meaningful  The Demeter Biodynamic label is highly meaningful and verified. It means that the food was grown and processed in accordance with the Demeter Biodynamic standards, which promote ecologically sustainable farming practices and prohibit synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics (except to treat sick animals), genetically engineered seeds, sewage sludge as a fertilizer, artificial ingredients, […]

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Organic

The “organic” labeling claim is unique: Unlike most other claims, no producer or company can represent their food as “organic” unless the product is certified by a USDA-accredited certification agency and is in compliance with all of the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic standards.*The USDA organic standards are comprehensive and promote a […]

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Pesticide Report

From Crop to Table Pesticides are unique among manufactured chemical products: they are designed to be toxic to living organisms and are applied to the foods we eat. The use of pesticides in agriculture can affect not only consumers who eat foods with residues, but also farmworkers, rural residents, wildlife and pollinators that are exposed […]

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“Shade Grown”

What it means Coffee farms typically can cut many trees down in order to increase yields from coffee crops. “Shade grown” implies that the coffee was grown on farms that maintain tree canopy as habitat for native and migratory birds and other wildlife. Although not a replacement for native tropical forests, shade grown coffee plantations […]

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