Organic foods remain an area of growth even with the rising cost of grocery items and tougher economic times. Turns out organic cooking is really not that complicated once you know a few basics. In fact, it's way easier and healthier.
Foods certified as organic must be produced using growing methods that minimize soil erosion and that maintain or enhance the fertility of the soil. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones, must be fed organic feed and have access to the outdoors.
The rise of the local-food movement, increased awareness about GE foods effect on long-term health may leave you wondering where organic foods fit into a better-for-the-environment equation.
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