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Tag: definition of organic food

How Is Organic Food Defined?

Published January 09, 2013        by Matt

It used to be that all food that was grown was organic. But times have changed and now pesticides are regularly used on crops. The public’s eye has been turned to organic foods now more than ever. As everyone tries to eat healthier, organic foods seem like a good place to start. Many farmers’ markets will bring produce to sell that is fresh from their farm. But can they call their vegetables and fruits organic? What are the requirements? Government Regulations of Organic Food Organic food is actually under strict regulations by the U.S. government. Not just any food can be called organic. And that’s a good thing. Because there are such high standards, growers are required to provide evidence that they fall under the category of an organic growing farm. Organically grown foods Read more