Saturday, May 9, 2009

Organic Thoughts

You see many Organic items on our menu, but the question is:

What does Organic really mean?

Organic agriculture is a philosophy of growing methods that focuses on the use of renewable resources and the protection of the soil and conservation of water to promote environmental quality. These 'Organic Food Products' are produced using:

- No genetically engineered seeds or crops, sewage sludge, long lasting pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. They also contain no artificial coloring agents.

- Livestock management that promotes healthy, humanely treated animals, organically grown feed, fresh air, outdoor access, while using no growth hormones, antibiotics, or artificial coloring.

- Practices that protect the integrity of the organic product and disallow irradiation, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) or artificial preservatives.

There are several reasons to Buy, consume, and seek out Organic foods, next time I will go into some of the reasons Organics should make up a significant amount of what you eat...

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