You may only care about food's health quality, or just be concerned with its environmental impact, or the economical, social and spiritual aspect of the food's production. Whichever one compels you the most is surely accompanied today by a slew of labels. Here is a guide to some of the more frequently discussed labels, and how they affect what is important to you. Explore Organic, Conventional, Sustainable, Biodynamic, Industrial and Natural food labels. http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/understanding-food-labels.html Enjoy! Nicole
Thank you Nicole....good useful information. I have not read it all but will come back to it later.
Here is an interesting tid bit from that site:
What is Organic?
Brooklyn, New York, USA | Wed Feb 06 14:09:00 EST 2008
"Did you know that pesticides and fertilizers sprayed across conventional farms are primarily made from fossil fuels like petroleum? After cars, the food system uses more fossil fuel than any other sector of the economy, and 28% of the energy used in non-organic agriculture goes to fertilizer manufacturing.
So essentially, consuming organic means we keep pesticides out of our bodies, support farms that keep harmful chemicals out of the ground, and we also happen to decrease our dependence on oil."
About reading the UPC codes. If it starts with a nine, it is fine--organic. If it starts with an 8, I hate--GMO, 4 is a bore, 70 percent organic. I saw this on a nutrition show about how to pick organcis.
Thank you for the extra info.
Found this websurfing thought I'd pass it on: http://www.newswithviews.com/Smith/jeffrey.htm
Most of the food I buy does not have labels on it as it is fresh from the market. I know and trust the farmers I am buying from.
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