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How to Buy Organic Produce

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Learn how to tell whether a piece of produce is organic or not.

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Debbie G (306)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:17 pm
Thank you for this. It is still hard to know organic from non-organic. Labels help, but I don't always trust them and I truly do not trust natural because that word doesn't have any true weight.

Janet D (10)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:00 pm
I agree wording can be very misleading so we need to know what that wording truly means. But I do think the UPS code is probably a good indicator - on other products it even tells you where products originate from by the numbers it starts with. Of course, the only fail safe way to know for sure about anything is if you grow it yourself.

Cristina A (4)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:20 pm
I still think the best organic is the kind you grow yourself.

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:48 pm
Yes I agree grow it yourself!

Ashish Jain (17)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:55 pm
grow yourself is best idea but still people leaving in worlds major cities don't even have space to grow a plant (as they live in flat/apartments where they don't have much space.) and what about seeds they can grow..
If you buy seed from market you don't even know that they are organic or not .. because contamination is also there. .. .

David C (131)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:28 am

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:37 am
Thanks, where I shop is pretty wel marked (and they charge more for it, unless it's on sale).

Janet D (10)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:33 pm
Yes, growing It yourself is the best, but I agree with Ashish - I live in an apartment building and we do no have any space for gardening here. I've tried growing tomatoes inside, got them to pollinate with manual help, but they didn't get enough sun where I am. Tried other veggies in pot containers and even herbs - all died. It's heartbreaking. When I lived in a mobile home I bought top soil and made a built up garden bed, and things still didn't grow out here in Montana for me. When I lived in NY state the soil was so dark, rich, workable and I had a thriving garden every year. I miss that.
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