Organic food products are in demand! In 2012, 81% of consumers purchased organic food at least some of the time. While some buy organic foods to support producers’ environmentally friendly practices, most are trying to cut their exposure to chemicals in the foods they eat. New research shows that pesticides and other contaminants are more prevalent in some of our foods and environment than previously thought and eating organic can reduce exposure to these chemicals.
What does “organic” mean?
Foods that carry the “USDA Organic” seal:
“Organic” does NOT mean:
Reading the labels:
Note: this claim is not verified. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use it.