Organic products alert: Make it a habit to check if there’s USDA seal
From Walmart to Costco, organic food products are made available to consumers. We are fortunate enough to see organic foods around. The increasing demand is a good sign that organic food products are progressing in the market. U.S. Department of Agriculture, also known as USDA, set strict standards for organic food producers to further maintain the quality of organic products. Once you see the USDA seal in the packaging of a certain product, you are 100% sure that you are purchasing the right organic product. This means that this product passed the USDA standards and is grown and processed organically.
Some people are confused on the difference of natural and organic. Labels indicating ‘free-range’, ‘natural’ or ‘hormone-free’ leaves us thinking if these are all pertaining to organic. Some perceive that natural is similar to organic. What a regular person doesn’t see is the procedure behind it. The basis commonly used for distinguishing organic over other products is the USDA seal found on the packaging of the product. The organic way of handling the food is different from how common products are processed.
The process of growing raw organic products requires natural farming process that saves resources such as water and soil. This idea makes us think how it benefits the mother earth. Sustaining the resources that we have right now is a challenging goal to fulfill, but following the organic way to preserve them sheds the light to saving our natural resources. We are not the only ones who benefit from consuming organic food products; we also take part in improving the lives of organic farmers throughout the world.