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  •  "USDA Organic" means I DON'T want to buy it! (4+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, catfishbob, corvo, JesseCW

    I figured this out ages ago. I also recently looked up a couple of other "organic" labels from org.s I didn't readily recognize, and found that several of them (sorry, don't remember which ones) are apparently from food industry "beards" that were created JUST SO they could create an "organic seal of approval" thingie for manufactured-food-like-substance-producers to stick on their packaging.

    I mostly shop-the-perimeter, & venture into the heart-of-darkness only for a few raw ingredients (i.e. bread flour, I have water & sourdough yeast at home), so don't worry much about labels!

    Well, I'm pretty sure the "Oregon Tilth" association's imprimatur still means something... they certify organic farms & food processors, internationally these days, not just in the US or the Pacific NW!

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 12:48:46 PM PDT

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