If a product is labeled "USDA Organic" it means the following:
- No chemical fertilizers or pesticides were used
- Food is not genetically modified (GMO) or irradiated
- Meat and dairy is free of growth hormones and antibiotics
- Animals are fed organic feed and have access to outdoor pasture
If you want to read more about the USDA Organic standards go here to the U.S. Dept of Agriculture website. If you want to check on the "dirty dozen and clean fifteen" produce list go back to my post here on Day 23.