To tell a produce is organic, 95% or more of the product must have been grown or processed without any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
If a food label says the product is made of organic ingredients it means they contain at least 70% organically produced ingredients.
Organic labels can be present on produce, dairy, processed foods, beverages and condiments. If food product says organic, then it must contain at least 95% organic ingredients without synthetic growth hormones, pesticides, biotechnology (GMO), irradiation or synthetic ingredients. If the product contain minimum 70% organic ingredients and produces without any synthetic methods the label should read “made with organic ingredients” and will not have any Govt organic seal in the packaging like USDA organic seal.
People think, organic means all good. But organic foods also supply lot of calories, sugar and fat to our system. It is the portion control that matters for our health. Whether organic or nonorganic eating beyond limit does not do any good to our body.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 8, 2020