• Organic is Non-GMO

    Organic is Non-GMO

    Organic is Non-GMO Organic is non-GMO because the use of GMOs is prohibited in organic production. For example, organic farmers cannot plant GMO seeds, organic livestock cannot eat GMO feed, and organic food manufacturers cannot use GMO ingredients. Organic producers are also required by law to protect their crops and products from unintentional contact with GMOs. For example, organic farmers may need procedures to...
  • Can GMOs be used in Organic Products

    Can GMOs be used in Organic Products

    The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic soup producer can’t use any GMO ingredients. To meet the USDA organic regulations, farmers and processors must show they aren’t using GMOs and that they are protecting their...
  • McCabe organic farming weekly #43-2022

    McCabe organic farming weekly #43-2022

  • Organic labels explained

    Organic labels explained

    Organic products are labeled according to the percentage of organic ingredients they have. 
  • Organic food: Is it safer or more nutritious?

    Organic food: Is it safer or more nutritious?

    Some data shows possible health benefits of organic foods when compared with foods grown using the usual (conventional) process. These studies have shown differences in the food. But there is limited information to prove how these differences can give potential overall health benefits. Potential benefits include the following: Nutrients. Studies have shown small to moderate increases in some nutrients in organic produce. Organic produce...
  • McCabe organic farming weekly #42-2022

    McCabe organic farming weekly #42-2022

    Sorghum it is what is for dinner Over the last few years, sorghum has grown in popularity as a healthy, versatile food in the U.S., but it has been a food staple around the world for thousands of years. In fact, sorghum is the fifth most important cereal grain crop in the world, largely because it grows well in an array of environments. The United States is currently...
  • What do the four different organic labels mean? (from USDA)

    What do the four different organic labels mean? (from USDA)

    What do the four different organic labels mean?  “100 Percent Organic” Used to label any product that contains 100 percent organic ingredients (excluding salt and water, which are considered natural) Most raw, unprocessed or minimally processed farm crops can be labeled “100 percent organic”     PDP: May include USDA organic seal and/or organic claim IP: Identify organic ingredients (e.g., organic dill) or via asterisk or other...
  • McCabe organic farming weekly #40-2022

    McCabe organic farming weekly #40-2022

       
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