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Organic vs non-organic

Organic vs non-organic

Quick tip that I want to share with everyone, that I just find out.

When you buy your fruits and veggies at supermarket, they always have this little sticker with numbers on it. Do you know what it means?

Produce that comes from organic farms, have a sticker with five numbers long and always starts with number 9.

(See the pictures)

Organic vs non-organicOrganic vs non-organic

Produce that been treated with pesticides, have stickers with four number long, and always stars with number 4.

(Sorry, I don’t have non-organic fruits at home  to snap a picture of it)

Next time you go to supermarket, pay attention to it and you will see.

Have a great fruit and veggie shopping!

Love, Val

More information:

  • Organic foods are foods produced using methods which do not involve synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic products are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. Click here to read more.
  • In the United States, the National Organic Program (NOP) is the federal regulatory framework governing organic food. You should visit their website to learn more http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop.
  • Wikipedia offers also a list of countries with regulations on organic agriculture. It contains links to documents with the status of formal government-standards, regulations, and certification of organic farming and organic food.

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One Response to Organic vs non-organic

  1. francesca December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Try a delicious banana-kiwi smoothie …if you want it more sweet you could add your home-made almond milk =) i personally find this recipe very great for detoxing my body …KISSES from Italy =)

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