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Organic 101

Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. It includes a system of production, processing, distribution and sales that assures consumers that the products maintain the organic integrity that begins on the farm. And, because federal production and processing standards are in place, these standards provide verification and traceability from the farm to the consumer.

Unlike other eco-labels, only ORGANIC guarantees:

  • NO toxic and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers
  • NO GMO ingredients 
  • NO antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones
  • NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
  • NO sewage sludge or irradiation

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about organic!

What is organic? How is organic food grown?
How is organic food processed? What is organic food certification?
How is organic good for the environment? What about animal health and welfare?
How do you know if it is actually organic? What about organic and GMOs?
Does science show organic is better? The benefits and basics of organic