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Here are other differences between conventional farming
and organic farming:

Conventional farmers.......vs.......Organic farmers

C ~ Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth.
O ~ Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost,
to feed soil and plants.
C ~ Spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease.
O ~ Use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps
to reduce pests and disease.
C ~ Use chemical herbicides to manage weeds.
O ~ Rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds.
C ~ Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications
to prevent disease and spur growth.
O ~ Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors.
Use preventive measures — such as rotational grazing,
a balanced diet and clean housing — to help minimize disease.



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled and processed. Any farmer or food manufacturer who labels and sells a product as organic must be USDA certified as meeting these standards. Only producers who sell less than $5,000 a year in organic foods are exempt from this certification.


Products certified 95 percent or more organic display this USDA sticker.
If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it's produced and processed according to the USDA standards and that at least 95 percent of the food's ingredients are organically produced. The seal is voluntary, but many organic producers use it.

Products that are completely organic — such as fruits, vegetables, eggs or other single-ingredient foods — are labeled 100 percent organic and can carry a small USDA seal. Foods that have more than one ingredient, such as breakfast cereal, can use the USDA organic seal or the following wording on their package labels, depending on the number of organic ingredients:

100 % ORGANIC:
Products that are completely organic or made of all organic ingredients.

Products that are at least 95 percent organic.

These are products that contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients. The organic seal can't be used on these packages.

Shop Wise,

Shawn-Thierry from *EcoLovers*

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Posted: Sunday March 9, 2008, 11:31 am
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