Asked on May 7, 2017

Is organic food really "Organic"? What exactly does organic mean?

Jan ClarkMaryNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


Who decides what organic means? And is It really possible to produce 100% "Organic" food"
5 answers
  • Judy
    on May 7, 2017

    Read the label very carefully. . ask the clerk who works in that dept. The item that is mentioned first, will use the most ingredient . . then on down the list. Read it carefully, be wise. In some stores, is info on how to read labels, so just look for this . . or ask snoop this question, and you may get info also. Best wishes, J.
  • Jean Thompson
    on May 7, 2017

    Usually Organic means that no chemicals have been used in the growing of that fruit or vegetable.??. the Label should be " Certified Organic".. It takes about 5 years of growing crops on land with no Chemical fertilizers, Chemical Weed Killers or Bug sprays. I think to become certified as Organic.. so the Seed or plants should be labeled as Organic to begin with.. I guess my garden could be Organic because we only use compost as the Fertilizer as well as our veggie scraps and waste and eggshells in the Garden.. Don't use commercial Sprays either.. Natural bug repellents etc.
  • "Certified Organic" means the items were grown with strict guidelines and no chemicals were used. It gets quite complicated and it is not easy being a "Certified Organic" farmer on a commercial level, hence the higher price for the items. I grow organically, but my property is not big enough for me to produce the variety I consume, so I grow what I can and buy the rest, preferably directly from the grower.
  • Mary
    on May 17, 2017

    Rain these days certainly isn't organic.
  • Jan Clark
    on May 23, 2017

    I am writing a book that includes this subject and both the USDA and the FDA are quite shady with their definitions. Organic basically means that no synthetic chemicals were used in the production or post-production process. This also includes GMO. Organic products are usually not processed, (unless pasteurized) and will be labeled "USDA Organic." Unfortunately, there are a number of items that are organic that the consumer would not want in their body. These are mostly metals like mercury, lead and aluminum. Check your deodorant and baking powder. They probably have aluminum. Alaskan fish are your better bet for having come in less contact with ocean pollutants. Only buy US fish products if you can. We import from countries that raise fish and shellfish with NO consumer guidelines.
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