Organic Facts

What does Organic mean?

According to OTA (organic trade association)
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.
Organic production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility
without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.
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Some reasons to buy organic

Organic production reduces health risks
Many EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)-approved pesticides were registered long
before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases.
Organic agriculture is one way to prevent any more of these chemicals from getting into the air,
earth and water that sustain us.
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What is certified organic?

Organic standards require that organic growers and handlers be certified by third-party state or
private agencies or other organizations that are accredited by USDA.
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