According to onlyorganic.org, “Certified Organic” means: “If a product has been “Certified Organic”, it has been grown according to strict standards set by USDA. Farmers that have been “Certified Organic” raise crops and livestock without toxic pesticides, most synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, growth hormones or genetically engineered seeds.” Click here for the top 10 reasons to go organic .
A recent study now gives more compelling reasons for going organic. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has recently published a study showing that organically raised crops have nearly the same yield as conventionally grown crops. Click here for the full report:
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