Organic Foods refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Organic food is prepared and processed without synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), chemical fertilizers, petroleum-based fertilizers, sewage sludge-based fertilizers, or chemical preservatives. The USDA categorizes food products into the following sections: • 100% organic: Must contain 100% organically produced ingredients.
- Organic: Must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
- Made of organic ingredients: Must contain at least 70% organic ingredients. Organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products. Animals must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They also must not be confined and caged, The animals welfare is important in producing organic milk, organic meat, organic poultry, and organic fish.
The Benefits of Organic Foods
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