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ORGANIC FARMING A STEP UP FROM AGRIBUSINESS One might question the merits of organic farming Products are more expensive harder to find and not nearly as perfect looking as chemically farmed products but the pros far outweigh the cons when you take a look at the facts Which would you or your children rather be eating Miracle Grow Round Up and other petroleum based chemicals or nutritious vegetables untouched by chemicals And which would you rather have in the air the earth and the water I dont know about you but a little manure makes me more comfortable than the chemicals even the government has recognized as health hazards I ORGANIC REGULATIONS The government has recently passed national requirements for organic products The specifications of organic have become much more detailed leaving no room for a non-organic company to profit off use of the word organic on their packaging Foods labeled 100 percent organic must contain only organic ingredients Products containing at least 70-percent organic content can be labeled made with organic ingredients Those foods labeled simply organic must have at least 95-percent organic ingredients by weight or fluid volume excluding water and salt Anyone who knowingly sells or labels a product organic that is not produced and handled in accordance with these regulations can face a civil penalty of up to 100001 Besides being aware of the health of their customers organic farmers are also aware of the health of the environment Below is a definition of the word organic taken from the National Agricultural Library site In April 1995 the NOSB defined organic as follows The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life plants animals and people2 The United States is not alone in regulating the use of the term organic in its food industry In Japan where consumers are famous
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