When it comes to buying fruits and vegetables that go easy on the earth, it’s hard to beat organic. But what does organic really mean?

  • “Organic” refers to an earth friendly way of farming and processing foods using no chemicals to control bugs or weeds.

  • Organic farming usually involves farming methods that help conserve soil and protect water supplies.

  • Many organic farmers also plant specific bushes and flowers to attract beneficial insects and ward off unwanted pests.

  • Milk and dairy products from cows that are not treated with hormones and antibiotics and are given organic feed are also considered organic.

    Look for organic foods at farmers markets, natural food stores, and an increasing number of supermarket chains and food catalogue companies. If your food store doesn’t yet carry organic food, ask the manager to explore the possibilities. You can also refer the manager to local organic farmers who would be eager to supply more.
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