Thursday, September 9, 2010

What does "organic" mean?

What does “organic” mean? The University of Minnesota’s Jim Riddle and Bud Markhart have created a new publication, “What is Organic Food and Why Should I Care?” which explains in simplified terms USDA National Organic Program requirements and presents footnoted summaries of scientific studies about organic food and farming.

Topics discussed are:
* Crop Farms
* Livestock Operations
* Processing Operations
* Personal Health
* Nutrition
* Water Quality
* Genetic Engineering
* Soil Quality
* Biodiversity
* Climate Change
* Feeding the World

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