What Organic Products Are Available
Today we will share how to learn what organic products are available for your best life. There is a growing need to learn about what organic products are available as more are available every year. Let us know what organic products you are using today and be sure to connect with us and let us know how we can help you.
Organic produce is the most widely purchased organic product and is grown in accordance with a strict set of guidelines, which protect the environment and natural resources, do not use GMO or synthetic ingredients, and are subject to annual inspections by the National Organic Program, a part of the USDA.
Organic fruits and vegetables lack the pesticide residue that plagues many conventionally grown crops. Organic produce will either be labeled as organic or in the absence of a label, codes are used, and organic codes begin with the number 4.
Organic beverages must too meet NOP standards of certification and are available at health and whole food stores, farmers markets and some conventional super markets. The may be labeled as 100% organic which means they have 95 to 99% organic ingredients or labeled as made with organic ingredients, which means they contain at least 70% organic ingredients.
Grains, and flours are available as organic and like produce, in order for bread, pancake mix, hot cereals, and flour to be certified organic the grower and/or manufacturer must follow strict guidelines to be able to carry the certified organic label on their products.
The nonprofit, Humane Farm Animal Care, certifies farmers who produce and sell humanely raised eggs, poultry and livestock. The program ensures and requires that farm animals receive clean air, fresh and species appropriate food, like grass, exposure to sunlight and ample space to exercise and engage in natural behaviors.
To be certified organic, farm animals must be raised organically from birth to slaughter and not receive feed from animal sources or by-products. For you, pasture raised and grass fed meat products mean more nutritious and better tasting meat, chicken and dairy.
There are many commercial organic cleaning products; two brands are Bon Ami Powder Cleanser, and Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner. You can also make your own with vinegar, baking soda, lemons, hydrogen peroxide, and borax, all natural cleaners.
Organic makeup is available too! The cosmetic industry is one of the least regulated as far as ingredients used and while many brands claim to use natural ingredients you should read labels carefully and look for the USDA organic label. Most only qualify for the made with organic ingredients label. Bubble & Bee Organic, Juice Beauty, and Intelligent Nutrients are brands that use certified organic ingredients.
Organic textiles and natural fiber products include cotton, wool, and they are used to make bed linens, furniture, clothing and much more, two organic brands are Barley & Birch and Earth Linens.
Organic toys for kids are being produced to meet demand from parents who are concerned with their children being exposed to chemicals and unnatural elements. Most organic toys are plush toys that are made with certified organic cotton and wool materials. Apple Park and Dandelion are two brands that make organic toys.
Seeds, bulbs, plant starters, trees, vegetables, flowers, weed killers, and fertilizers are eligible for USDA organic certification, and many are already approved and certified organic!
The organic pet food market is growing by as much as 15% each year, and there are also organic pet toys and beds available too! Requirements for organic pet food are similar to those for livestock; PetGuard and Simply Fido are just two organic pet brands.
Organic restaurants are popping up across the country as consumer demand and interest in organic food grows. One survey reported that consumers are willing to pay more for dining in organic and eco-friendly establishments.
Looking for an organic brand or specific product? Look to the USDA’s comprehensive “List of Certified USDA Organic Operations” that is an excellent reference.
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