Go Organic

National Organic Month is a thirty-day-long annual celebration observed in September. It’s a month-long awareness campaign about organic farming and production. In addition to promoting organic foods, it informs the public about how organic farming improves the environment and ensures that the foods we eat are as close to their natural state as possible.

Organic Foods: What You Need to Know

The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While the regulations vary from country to country, in the U.S., organic crops must be grown without the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers, or bioengineered genes (GMOs).

How to Shop for Real Organic Products

Buying organic products is a wise choice. Organic products have many benefits for consumers, such as: Organic food contains fewer harmful hormones and pesticides than conventional food. Organic production helps conserve and protect water. Organic agriculture reduces carbon dioxide and helps slow climate change.

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Buy Organic

When making your grocery-store game plan, sorting out which fruits and vegetables on your list you should buy organic can be a confusing task. Growing practices can affect produce, allowing the food to absorb pesticides and therefore leaving trace amounts in your meals. Buying organic, however, can limit your exposure to extra pesticides and insecticides.