Organic: What it means on food labels

I've always been a skeptic about products that are labeled organic. So when I came across some info that explained organic labeling in simple terms, I thought I'd pass it on. Here's the story in an organic nutshell. 

There are four ways a product can call out that it has organic ingredients, according to the USDA: 

1. 100% organic: All of the ingredients must be organic.

2. Organic: 95% or more of the ingredients must be organic.

3. Made with organic ingredients: At least 70% of the ingredients must be organic.

4.   If the product is made with less than 70% organic ingredients, those ingredients can only be noted on the ingredient list.  

 

 

 

 

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