Organic foods are made according to certain standards.  The use of non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides are greatly restricted.  Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as “organic” within their borders.  Most certification allow some chemcials and pesticides to be used, so consumers should be aware of the standards that qualify as “organic” in their area.

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