Organic food and other types of food that respect the environment

Even the most distracted customers will have noticed the considerable increase in the quantity and variety of organic food in ordinary grocers. Organic food (also known as "organic"), which used to be a specialty of health food stores, is spreading to large shelves of large food establishments.

what owes so much stir. Are organic foods healthier? Are they safer? Does it compensate for the extra expense they entail compared to conventional foods? How do you know?

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What about labels that carry some foods, such as "sustainable", "natural", "farm", "field", "grass fed" or " fair Trade"? What do they mean?

Read on for an intensive course on organic food and other environmentally friendly types of food.

Definition of "organic" "

If a food is labeled as" organic ", what does this label mean? To meet the criteria set by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a food to be considered as organic must grow without:

pesticides fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or residual sludge > antibiotics biological engineering hormones ionizing radiation Organic food of animal origin (meat, poultry, eggs and dairy) comes from animals fed 100% with organic food, which have not received antibiotics or hormones and have had access to the open air.

Foods labeled as "organic" can be:

  • 100% organic: are completely organic or are made from environmentally friendly ingredients.

If you find a label where it says: "made with ecological ingredients" means that the food contains at least 70% of organic ingredients, even if it can not carry the certificate of "ecological".

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