Monthly Archives: January 2010

Organic Labeling

Foods labeled “100 percent organic” must contain only organic ingredients.

Products containing at least 70 (%) percent organic content can be labeled “made with organic ingredients.”

Those foods labeled simply “organic” must have at least 95-percent organic ingredients, by weight or fluid volume, excluding water and salt.

Anyone who knowingly sells or labels a product “organic” that is not produced and handled in accordance with these regulations can face a civil penalty of up to $10,000.

Foods grown and processed according to the federal standards will in most cases bear the seal “USDA Organic.” As its use is voluntary, companies may choose not to display the seal.

If you see a food that is labeled “transitional,” that means the farmer produced it during the three-year conversion period from conventional to organic.

Planting Organic Vegetables

Getting started and growing your own organic vegetables is getting easier all the time.  As a general whole, people are trying to live healthier.  As part of that quest, people are turning to eating organic vegetables.

Because organic vegetables are not always that cheap to buy at the local supermarket, Many American are turning to growing it themselves.  This has become easier if you visit your local hardware store.  Stores like Home Depot, OSH, and other retailers, now have their own organic food section where you can pick up all you need to get started with your very own organic gardens.

Its alot easier then you think.  It can also be fun as well.  So give it a try.  You might find it addicting and fun as well.