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Explaining the Organic Food Trend. By: Nicole Grimes. USDA Organic Standards. No antibiotics No growth hormones Animals raised on organic feed Farmed without pesticides or herbicides Farmed without synthetic fertilizers. Placed on all products made with 95-100% organic ingredients

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usda organic standards
USDA Organic Standards
  • No antibiotics
  • No growth hormones
  • Animals raised on organic feed
  • Farmed without pesticides or herbicides
  • Farmed without synthetic fertilizers
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Placed on all products made with 95-100% organic ingredients
  • Products with at least 70% organic ingredients may state “Made with Organic Ingredients”
pesky pesticides
Pesky Pesticides

Over 400 chemicals are used to kill pests and weeds

Pesticides implicated in:

Cancer (Specifically breast cancer)

Male Infertility

Parkinson’s Disease

hormones and antibiotics
Hormones and Antibiotics
  • Cause antibacterial resistance in humans
  • May increase exposure to Mad Cow Disease
the usda states that organic foods are
The USDA states that organic foods are:

“No more Nutritious than Conventionally grown foods”

extra expense
Extra Expense $$$
  • Whole Food brand Organic applesauce: $2.99
  • Motts Regular applesauce: $1.49
organic foods you can skip
Organic Foods you can Skip
  • Potato Chips
  • Ice Cream
  • Product with processed white flour
  • All other nutrient-deficient food
organic foods you can skip1
Organic Foods you can Skip
  • All Seafood and Fish
  • The USDA has yet to set standards for organic seafood and fish products
  • Products labeled as “organic” can still contain harmful contaminants such as mercury
organic foods you can skip2
Organic Foods you can Skip
  • Shucked or Peeled fruits and veggies
  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Peas
organic foods worth buying
Organic Foods Worth Buying
  • Meats
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Dairy Products
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Organic Foods Worth Buying
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
the dirty dozen
The Dirty Dozen
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarine
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Carrots
  • Pears
the clean fifteen
The Clean Fifteen
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas
  • Kiwi
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Broccoli
  • Tomato
  • Sweet Potato
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THE END!

National Organic Program www.ams.usda.gov/nop

Carl Winter foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/music.html

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