A Field Guide to Buying Organic

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 12, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 400 pages
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The definitive guide to healthful, affordable food shopping in the Organic Age—from a pioneer in the organic movement

What does it really mean when a food is labeled organic? While many of us believe there are good reasons to buy organic, what exactly are they? The authors of this indispensable handbook sift fact from fiction to help you make informed decisions that are right for you. Here is everything you need to know, including when paying more for organic is worth it—and when it’s not. A Field Guide to Buying Organic provides you with:

ˇSelf-tests to determine your current organic-shopping habits—and the type of organic shopper you want to become

ˇA primer on organic food standards, labels, and seals

ˇHealth and quality comparisons of organically grown versus conventionally grown produce

ˇAn aisle-by-aisle supermarket guide to information about the most popular organic produce, dairy, meat and poultry, baked goods, nuts, seeds, grains, convenience foods, and drinks

ˇThe truth about pesticides, hormones, genetically modified foods (GMOs), toxins, and bacteria

…Plus illustrations featuring product logos and contact information, and a fascinating overview of the evolution of organics


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With organic food turning into big business, savvy consumers will appreciate this guide to groceries. Beginning with explanations of organic labeling, certification, and pricing, Perry, a consultant ... Read full review

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The lists in this were very helpful--as in, these are OK things to buy conventional versions of, these are things you might want to think about springing for the organic version. Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2008)

Luddene Perry began her career in organics with a small plot in Colorado almost forty years ago. She is currently a teacher of horticultural food production and garden and landscape design, based in Minneapolis. She founded an organic-certifying company in 1992, and her innovations in the industry led to what are now standard certifying procedures. She is a member of the Independent Organic Inspectors Association and actively consults with the organic-processing industry.

Dan Schultz is a freelance writer based in Minneapolis.


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