Friday, December 10, 2010

About Today: What You Need to Know About Organic Foods 12/06/10

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
I started eating organic foods a few years ago, when I accidentally bought organic bananas and thought they tasted better. That was, at the time, my sole motivation: deliciousness, rather than avoiding pesticides or helping the environment.

When Is Organic Really Organic? 
But what does "organic" really mean? Does it mean pesticide-free? Grown without hormones? All-natural? (Whatever that means.) And what should you be looking for, if you're interested in organic food or products?
What You Need to Know About Organic Foods 
More questions: Are organic foods better for you, and is organic farming better for the environment?
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Which Food Products Qualify for Organic Certification? 
If you do decide to go organic, you're going to need to learn how to translate food labels into something resembling English.
10 Frequently Asked Questions About Organic Labels 
For instance, just because something is labeled "organic" doesn't mean that it's made of 100% organic ingredients.

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