Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What Is Organic Product ?

The term organic means a product contains no pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics, additives, genetically modified organisms, irradiation or sewage sludge.Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. It includes a system of production, processing, distribution and sales that assures consumers that the products maintain the organic integrity that begins on the farm.

The four categories of organic products:

1. Product was made with 100% organic ingredients.

2. Product contains 95 - 99% organic ingredients. The remaining ingredients can not be obtained organically but have been approved by the national organics program

3. Product 70 - 94 % of the ingredients is organic.The product won’t have a seal on it; instead up to three organic ingredients may be listed on the front of the packaging.

4. These products have less than 70 % organic ingredients. Only the organic ingredients can be referred to as organic on the information section of the packaging.

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