Thursday, November 03, 2005

That Organic Label

Speaking of that organic label, below is a brief description1 of what it represents. Note that it never meant the food was 100% organic:
USDA ORGANIC - This new government seal, unveiled in October 2002 by the United States Department of Agriculture, identifies food that is either organically grown or made from organic ingredients. Foods labeled as "organic" contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients. A "made with organic" label means that the product contains at least 70% organic ingredients. Products that contain fewer than 70% organic ingredients cannot bear the USDA Organic seal or display the word "organic" on the front of the package.
1 From the Union of Concerned Scientists

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