What the USDA organic label means

McEvoy, Miles
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/28/2012, p6
The article discusses the importance of becoming acquainted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic label and understanding its claims in order to make informed decisions about the food purchased. Consumers reportedly can be assured that USDA organic products are verified organic at all steps. USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed based on federal guidelines that address such factors as soil quality, animal raising practices, and pest and weed control.


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