The Organic Food Guide: How to Shop Smarter and Eat Healthier

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Globe Pequot, 2004 - Cooking - 88 pages
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02 Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture put into place the long-awaited National Organic Program, American consumers have finally had a set of nationwide standards for organic foods. But new standards raise new questions. What is organic food? What's the relationship between organic food and food labeled with terms like all-natural, free-range, hormone-free,and locally grown? Are organic, made with organic, and 100% organic foods different?And most importantly, is organic food better for me and my family? This handy guide provides a thorough but nontechnical introduction to organic food. Some topics of special interest include product labeling, health and nutrition, environmental quality, and pricing.
Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture put into place the long-awaited National Organic Program, American consumers have finally had a set of nationwide standards for organic foods. But new standards raise new questions. What is organic food? What's the relationship between organic food and food labeled with terms like all-natural, free-range, hormone-free,and locally grown? Are organic, made with organic, and 100% organic foods different?And most importantly, is organic food better for me and my family? This handy guide provides a thorough but nontechnical introduction to organic food. Some topics of special interest include product labeling, health and nutrition, environmental quality, and pricing.
  

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User Review  - Fed - Goodreads

Good material to know. Needs updated. Read full review

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This was a quick read but a good one. It would be a great introduction for someone who knows little or nothing about organic food, but it is also an excellent overview for those who have been spent ... Read full review

Contents

What Do They Mean?
15
Origins of Organic Agriculture
29
Healthier or Not?
35
Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?
45
Real Costs and Value of Organic Foods
53
How to Get Started Eating Organic
71
Notes
77
lndex
83
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Steve Meyerowitz has been a leading voice for natural foods in the United States since the 1970s. Dubbed "Sproutman" by Vegetarian Times in 1979, he is the author of Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook and eight other books about food and health. He has been featured on PBS and the TV Food Network, and his work has been featured in such magazines as Prevention and Organic Gardening. Steve lives with his family in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

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