07 Feb '15, 3pm

#Organic Labeling: What You Need to Know via @EcoWatch @DukeU #tips

#Organic Labeling: What You Need to Know via @EcoWatch @DukeU #tips

The labels on these organic products are often as varied as their ingredient lists. The label that carries the most weight as far as organics go is the one that reads “USDA Certified 100% Organic.” Foods that bear this label are made up of only organic ingredients and those synthetics that the standards board deems safe. The next step down is the “Certified Organic” label, which requires that at least 95 percent of a product’s ingredients are organic. This is followed by the “Made with Organic Ingredients” seal, which says that at least 70 percent of a food’s components are organic. Pair these markers with the 19 other third-party organic labels that exist outside of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) system and you end up with grocery shelves overflowing with sustainable claims. Many of the packages I saw in Whole Foods also advertised “all natural,” “premium quali...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/07/organic-labeling-what-you-...

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