Food And Drink : Organic Food

Natural Vs. Organic – What’s the Difference?

Being a conscious grocery shopper isn’t as easy as you might expect. There are so many different labels on everything from produce to packaged goods it can all get a little confusing. Unfortunately, many of these labels can be very misleading and are slapped on products simply as a way to increase sales. Perhaps the biggest confusion is between natural versus organic. Many people think natural and organic mean the same thing, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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A Nice Cup of Organic Tea

There is a certain buzz around the word organic. The word “organic” seems simple, and all around good, but there is more to just slapping the word on a label and it actually being organic. In 1990, law was passed the Organic Food Production Act (OFPA) requiring the Department of Agriculture to develop national organic standards. The National Organic Program (NOP) and OFPA developed regulations requiring products labeled “organic”

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