What Is Organic Food?

Organic food is food grown without the use of most pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ionizing radiation, antibiotics, or growth hormones. All farms and food processors wishing to grow and produce organic foods must be independently certified as organic facilities.

Why Eat Organic?

When you eat organic food, you are eating it as nature intended, with minimal human tampering.

How Do I Eat Organic?

Eating organic is as simple as looking for foods with an "Organic" label.

In the U.S., three levels of organic certification are possible:

How to Identify Organic Produce

In the produce section, organics have a 5 digit PLU code beginning with the number 9 (i.e. regular corn might be #5342, organic corn might be #95342).

Beyond Organic

Books About Pesticides and Organics

Articles About Organic

Organizations Relating to Organic Food


Author: Nick Enge

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General References: Organic.org, USDA, Greenopia, Home Safe Home

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