What does organic mean? “Organic” is a designation term used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program to certify food that is produced without synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetic engineering, irradiation or sewage sludge. By choosing organic foods, you can harvest the health benefits of vegetables and fruits without exposing yourself to potentially harmful chemicals.
We understand it can be expensive to purchase only organic foods. Per the Environmental Working Group, the following eight foods are the most susceptible to chemical pesticide use and absorption. Because of this risk, we recommend always purchasing the following eight foods organic:
- Bell Peppers
- Blueberries (domestic)
Buy organic whenever possible. Not only is it smart to reduce your exposure to pesticides, but buying organic sends a message to companies that you support environmentally friendly farming practices that minimize soil erosion, safeguard workers and protect water quality and wildlife.
Greens Plus Organic Superfood Powders are USDA Certified Organic.
Blog Author: Dr. Travis Illian received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Human Performance. He is certified nationally as a strength and conditioning coach and has published several scientific studies on Greens Plus Products.