What’s Really “Organic?”



One of the treats of summer is the chance to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables.  But if the label says “organic,” does that mean it’s healthy?  Perhaps not in the past, but a recent USDA ruling will end years of confusion about food products that claim to be natural. 

New national standards for organic foods give farmers clear production, handling, and processing guidelines and you, as a consumer, exact information about what you’re buying.

For example, organic farmers can no longer use genetic engineering, radiation, sewage sludge for fertilizer, or any synthetic pesticide or fertilizer.  In addition, animals used for meat, milk, eggs, etc., cannot receive hormones or antibiotics.

97 Favorite Foods Every Senior Should Eat is your guidebook to delicious, healthy eating.  We’ve done the research for you, so enjoy the fruits of our labors:  good food and great health!




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  • FC&A Staff Writer