Organic Foods

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled organic, a government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to a supermarket or restaurant also must be certified. (Source: USDA / Photo: Flickr)

Why hating cilantro (and other flavors) may be genetic

7 surprising health benefits of mushrooms

Dogs that like beer now have a safe option

Thousands of unregulated chemicals are allowed in conventional processed foods

Confusing food labels explained

What's so healthy about nuts?

Why it's time to ditch baby carrots

Invention could make produce last longer — and really put a dent in food waste

These animal welfare rules just got nixed

The Flow beehive harvests honey without opening hive

Urban foraging is on the upswing

Can chickpeas and chocolate work together?