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Organic Shopping Made Easy

Get a crash course in organics before you hit the supermarket aisles.

Amy's KitchenExcerpt: What makes it organic?
In 2000, the National Organic Standards Board of the USDA established guidelines for organic foods.

• All foods labeled "100 percent organic" must contain only organically produced ingredients.
• "Organic'means the product must be made with 95 percent organic ingredients, excluding water and salt.
• "Made with organic ingredients" must contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients and list at least three on the label, the label should also tell you what percentage of the product is organically made. 0
• Any product containing less that 70 percent organic ingredients can't use the word "organic" on any part of the main label, though individual organic products can be specified on the list of ingredients.
• In all cases where a product is labeled, '100 percent organic, "organic, "or 'made with organic ingredients.' the certifying agent must appear on the label.

Going organic may put a spring in your step, but it can also put a dent in your pocketbook. Organic products are generally more expensive because there are often not suppliers to meet growing green demand. It also costs more t ogrow these meats and foods. But Darrh Horgan, a market specialists for Whole Foods in Atlanta says that as demand for these products increases and more companies rush to create organic products, pnces will drop



The Verdict

Amy's Black Bean Vegetable Soup $1.99

Campbell's Black Bean Soup $1.59

Go organic - the difference will amaze you

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