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Table of Contents

  1. Defining Organics
    1. Organic Food Videos
    2. Organic PLU Codes
    3. Organic Labels
    4. Conventional Differences
  2. Organic Term Definitions
    1. Cultivar
    2. Genetic Engineering
    3. Genetic Modification
    4. Genetically Modified
    5. Genetically Modified Food
    6. Genetically Modified Organism
    7. Landrace
    8. Organic
    9. Variety
  3. How to Purify Water
  4. Food Health Organizations
  5. Real Health Food
  6. About GMOs
  7. Documentary Movies
  8. Organic Food News
  9. Corporate Acquisitions

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Organic |ôrˈganik| adjective

1 of, relating to, or derived from living matter : organic soils.
• Chemistry of, relating to, or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and salts) and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin. Compare with inorganic.
• (of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.

2 Physiology of or relating to a bodily organ or organs.
• Medicine (of a disease) affecting the structure of an organ

The most basic definition of organic, as opposed to 'all natural' which legally means nothing... Organics have NO pesticides, NO herbicides, NO fungicides, etc. NO petroleum fertilizers... NO hormones in the cows, livestock etc. - ironically the term 'conventional' means petrochemicals = rockefeller's OIL on monsanto's GMOs... cows beefed up on steroids & antibiotics to keep them from dying because some cannot walk and lie in their own feces... we do NOT want to eat that...

90% of all Heritage Crops grown in the USA
in 1900 were extinct by 1950!

Under current FDA regulations, food labeled as "organic" are NOT 100% organic. Foods that are labeled "organic" contain LESS THAN 5% CONTAMINANTS (which could be anything including pesticides, mercury, aluminum, and worse).

The ONLY clean food left is labeled "100% ORGANIC"! If you want to stay away from cancer causing GMOs, avoid corn (cornmeal, corn syrup, corn oil, etc.), soy, canola, alfalfa (fed to livestock), and cottonseed food products. Companies like Kellogg's are being boycotted for using Monsanto GMO sugarbeets.

The FDA does NOT require labels for GMO foods although there is massive opposition to GMO's in Europe. Currently about 75% of all processed food in the USA has "Genetically Modified" (GM) ingredients.

Food Crop Fertilizers, Pesticides & Herbicides
are ALL made from hydrocarbon fossil fuels,
but could be made from organic carbohydrates!

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Farmer's Markets BUlk Foods in Grocery Store

How to identify ORGANIC fruits and vegetables

The PLU code (price lookup number), tells you the following:

  • 5-digit number, beginning with the #9 = organic.
  • 5-digit number, beginning with the #8 = GMO or genetically modified food.
  • 4-digit number means grown by conventional (code for chemical) means.

The other numbers pertain to the actual product's information, different by store and location.

Organic Labels

organic fruits and vegetables
Under current FDA regulations, food labeled as "organic" are NOT 100% organic. Foods that are labeled "organic" contain LESS THAN 5% CONTAMINANTS (which could be anything including pesticides, mercury, aluminum, and worse).

The ONLY clean food left is labeled "100% ORGANIC"! If you want to stay away from cancer causing GMOs, avoid corn (cornmeal, corn syrup, corn oil, etc.), soy, canola, alfalfa (fed to livestock), and cottonseed food products. Companies like Kellogg's are being boycotted for using Monsanto GMO sugarbeets.

 

Reading Country of Origin on Barcodes

ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY
NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS,
TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK---CAREFULLY!


GREAT WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA " AND NOT FROM CHINA!! With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code to track it's origin. This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.

The whole world is concerned about China-made "black hearted goods". Can you differentiate which products are made in Taiwan or China? If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA; 471 is Made in Taiwan. This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made.

 

However, you may now refer to the barcode,
remember if the numbers start with:

Non-GMO Project Verified Electronic Billboard

Products Made In:

Barcode

USA & Canada

00 - 09

France

30 - 37

Germany

40 - 44

Japan

49

United Kingdom

50

Taiwan

471

China

690-692

BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by
watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.

 

What's the Difference Between
Organic Food & Conventional Crops?

Grocery Store Shopping Guides
There are many differences between conventional food and organic food. These two different ways of eating have an impact on everything from how much money you spend, the nutrients you are getting, and the poisons you’re consuming, to the increase or decrease in tax dollars, and trashing or polluting the planet. The concrete differences, though, are as follows:

  • Genetic Modification – In most countries (including the U.S.), the use of genetic modification is not allowed for organic food. Conventional food is often genetically modified.
  • Herbicide Exposure – Organic produce must be grown without the use of synthetic herbicides. The first GMOs were genetically engineered to resist Monsanto's RoundUp herbicide (agent orange), which KILLS ALL ORGANICS.
  • Pesticide Exposure – Organic produce must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides. The pesticide residue level can’t be higher than 5% of the maximum EPA pesticide tolerance.
  • Synthetic Fertilizers – Organic crops must be grown without the use of petroleum-based fertilizers or sewage sludge-based fertilizers.
  • Synthetic Growth Hormones in Livestock – "Organic" livestock can’t be given growth hormones. "Conventional" livestock ARE given growth hormones.
  • Antibiotics in Livestock – "Organic" livestock can’t be given antibiotics. "Conventional" livestock ARE fed antibiotics.
  • Livestock Care – "Organic" livestock must have access to the outdoors, whereas the majority of livestock suffer in factory farms. Watch the movie Food Inc.
  • Food Irradiation – Organic products can’t be irradiated. Non-organic products CAN.
  • Preservatives & Flavor Enhancers – Organic products will not contain preservatives or flavor enhancing chemicals. Non-organic products CAN contain these.
  • Heavy Metals & Contaminants – Organic products can’t contain traces of heavy metals or other contaminants that exceed FDA approved levels. See the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances under the USDA organic label here. Non-organic products may contain greater amounts of these substances.

 

"Organic" Food Term Definitions

 

Cultivar

|ˈkəltəˌvär| noun Botany

a plant variety that has been produced in cultivation by selective breeding. Cultivars are usually designated in the style Taxus baccata "Variegata." See also variety (sense 2).

ORIGIN 1920s: blend of cultivate and variety.

 

Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM)

Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct human manipulation of an organism's genome using modern DNA technology. It involves the introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes into the organism of interest. The introduction of new DNA does not require the use of classical genetic methods, however traditional breeding methods are typically used for the propagation of recombinant organisms.

An organism that is generated through the introduction of recombinant DNA is considered to be a genetically modified organism. The first organisms genetically engineered were bacteria in 1973 and then mice in 1974. Insulin-producing bacteria were commercialized in 1982 and genetically modified food has been sold since 1994.

The most common form of genetic engineering involves the insertion of new genetic material at an unspecified location in the host genome. This is accomplished by isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using molecular cloning methods to generate a DNA sequence containing the required genetic elements for expression, and then inserting this construct into the host organism. Other forms of genetic engineering include gene targeting and knocking out specific genes via engineered nucleases such as zinc finger nucleases or engineered homing endonucleases.

Genetic engineering techniques have been applied in numerous fields including research, biotechnology, and medicine. Medicines such as insulin and human growth hormone are now produced in bacteria, experimental mice such as the oncomouse and the knockout mouse are being used for research purposes and insect resistant and/or herbicide tolerant crops have been commercialized. Genetically engineered plants and animals capable of producing biotechnology drugs more cheaply than current methods (called pharming) are also being developed and in 2009 the FDA approved the sale of the pharmaceutical protein antithrombin produced in the milk of genetically engineered goats.

 

Genetically Modified (GM)

|jəˈnetik(ə)lē ˈmädəˌfīd| (abbreviation: GM) adjective

(of an organism or crop) containing genetic material that has been artificially altered so as to produce a desired characteristic : genetically modified viruses to insert new genes into growing plants.

 

Genetically Modified Food

Genetically modified foods (GM foods or GMO foods) are foods derived from genetically modified organisms, (GMOs). Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. These techniques are much more precise than mutagenesis (mutation breeding) where an organism is exposed to radiation or chemicals to create a non-specific but stable change. Other techniques by which humans modify food organisms include selective breeding; plant breeding, and animal breeding, and somaclonal variation.

GM foods were first put on the market in the early 1990s. Typically, genetically modified foods are transgenic plant products: soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil. Animal products have also been developed, although as of July 2010 none are currently on the market. In 2006 a pig was controversially engineered to produce omega-3 fatty acids through the expression of a roundworm gene. Researchers have also developed a genetically-modified breed of pigs that are able to absorb plant phosphorus more efficiently, and as a consequence the phosphorus content of their manure is reduced by as much as 60%.

Critics have objected to GM foods on several grounds, including safety issues, ecological concerns, and economic concerns raised by the fact that these organisms are subject to intellectual property law.

 

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques, generally known as recombinant DNA technology, use DNA molecules from different sources, which are combined into one molecule to create a new set of genes. This DNA is then transferred into an organism, giving it modified or novel genes. Transgenic organisms, a subset of GMOs, are organisms which have inserted DNA that originated in a different species. GloFish was the first genetically modified animal to be sold as a pet.

 

Landrace

|ˈlandˌrās| noun

A local cultivar or animal breed that has been improved by traditional agricultural methods but has not been influenced by modern agricultural practices.

In the Mexican countryside there are fifty-nine corn ‘landraces,’ distinct cultivars that have been carefully developed over millenniums by indigenous farmers for different attributes: growth at high altitudes, early or late maturation, the ability to withstand drought or heavy rain and utility for particular dishes or shamanic rituals.

Mexico’s landrace corn is consumed locally, but because it benefits from 9,000 years of breeding for diverse conditions, it represents a reservoir of genetic adaptability that many consider essential to the future of the world’s commercial crop.

American industrial farmers treat corn as a simple commodity that grows in the soil; not much thought is given to the local ecosystem, water supplies, climate, soil quality, etc. The corn seed is a simple genetic, biological "machine" whose output can always be manipulated with pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetic modification, goes the thinking. That’s one reason that the genetic diversity of corn grown in the U.S. has narrowed down to seven inbred lines of seed – a development that makes the U.S. corn crop highly vulnerable to pests and a potential collapse of the corn crop.

 

Organic

|ôrˈganik| adjective

1 of, relating to, or derived from living matter : organic soils.
• Chemistry of, relating to, or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and salts) and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin. Compare with inorganic.
• (of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.

2 Physiology of or relating to a bodily organ or organs.
• Medicine (of a disease) affecting the structure of an organ.

3 denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole : the organic unity of the integral work of art.
• characterized by continuous or natural development : companies expand as much by acquisition as by organic growth.

DERIVATIVES organically |-ik(ə)lē| adverb

ORIGIN late Middle English : via Latin from Greek organikos ‘relating to an organ or instrument.’

 

Variety

|vəˈrīətē| noun ( pl. -ties)

Biology a taxonomic category that ranks below subspecies (where present) or species, its members differing from others of the same subspecies or species in minor but permanent or heritable characteristics. Varieties are more often recognized in botany, in which they are designated in the style Apium graveolens var. dulce. Compare with form (sense 3) and subspecies.
• a cultivated form of a plant. See cultivar.
• a plant or animal that varies in some trivial respect from its immediate parent or type.

 

How to Purify Water into H2O

Domestic Reverse-Osmosis Water Coolers

A simple and easy way to neutralize fluorides

ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops

 

Food Health Organizations

Natural Solutions Foundation

NaturalNews.com
Free Reports

Permaculture Institute

About Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code)

Farm Wars
Fighting to Save the Family Farm!

EatWild.com is a source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious
grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles.

 

Real Health Food

Find a Natural Cure

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH USING FOODS INSTEAD OF DRUGS

Vitamin D Rich Sun Bella™ Brand Mushrooms

Why Green-Lipped Mussel Oil makes painkillers obsolete

Greenlip Mussel in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

 

What is Happening to OUR Food?

GMO Scorpion Carrots
Monsanto created agent orange, DDT, PCBs, and dioxin! Monsanto now produces rBST / rBGH bovine growth hormone (fox news' pus milk), "terminator seeds", Round-Up, Saccharin, Aspartame (diet coke) - and own patented seed monopolies on almost everything you eat including corn, soy, rice, alfalfa (livestock feed), [cotton], and they're working on wheat.

GMOs = Frankenfood

GE =

Genetically engineered

GM =

Genetically modified

GMO =

Genetically modified organisms

Terminator Seeds =

Seeds that become sterile after one use

Organic Oranges

The Collapse of the Honeybee
& the Coming Agricultural Crisis

Colony Collapse Disorder
a Moment for Reflection

 

Organic Food Documentary Movies

The Future of Food The World According to Monsanto Food Inc. Documentary
GMOs Genetically Modified Food - Panacea or Poison Hidden Dangers in Kids' Meals - Genetically Engineered Foods Permaculture - Greening the Desert

Keynote: Percy Schmeiser
Corporate Power vs. The Small Farmer

 

Organic Food News

Bills set to destroy organic farming HR 875 & More

Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach

Alert: FDA Approves Food From Cloned Animals

FDA Will Not Require Labeling of
Genetically Engineered Animals Sold as Food

Cloned Beef Has Already Entered U.S. Food Supply,
- Even Before FDA Nod

Thirteen States Demand 'Cloned' Label

Seeds of Deception
By Jeffrey M. Smith

 

Organic Products | GMO-Free | No Hormones

Organic Valley Milk
Wild Harvest Organic
Organic Whole Milk Organic Eggs Wild Harvest Organic Animal Crackers
Organic Spring Greens Salad Organic Butter Wild Harvest Organic Butter Microwave Popcorn

Wild Harvest Organic Blue Cheese & Caramelized Pear Burgers

Wild Harvest® All Natural Angus Beef Patties Hamburgers

 

Horizon Organic Horizon Organic Milk Products

 

Yummy Earth Gummy Bears Yummy Earth Gummy Worms
Heirloom Organics Seed Vault Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream

 

Bolthouse Farms Organic Produce

Earthbound Farm Organic Carrots

 

Bolthouse Farms Juices

Mango Lemonade Juice Passion Orange Guava Fruit Juice Daily Greens  Juice 50-50 Berry Juice
Acai Berry Juice Acai +10 Superblend Juice Acai Pomegranate Juice 100% Pomegranate Juice

 

Bolthouse Farms Smoothies

Amazing Mango Smoothie Vitamin C-Boost Smoothie Multi-Vitamin Goodness Smoothie
Green Goodness Smoothie Blue Goodness Smoothie Berry Boost Smoothie

 

Bolthouse Farms Olive Oil Vinaigrettes

Tropical Mango Olive Oil Vinaigrette Raspberry Merlot Olive Oil Vinaigrette Italian Olive Oil Vinaigrette Balsamic Olive Oil Vinaigrette

Organic Industry Corporate Acquisitions

Organic Industry Corporations
Seed Industry Structure 1996-2008
GMO-Free Europe
Voice of the Environment
Organic Pesticide Ban - Ginger Chili in Thailand Raw Milk

 

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