6 Chemicals You Consume Through Your Food When You Don’t Shop Organic

KARA DEMAIO | February 4, 2016

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Whether or not to purchase organic food is an on-going debate with my extended family. That's what happens when your family is made up of multiple generational farmers, from apple farmers to produce and sugarbush farmers. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires farmers, ranchers and food processors to meet organic standards in order to produce organic foods. These standards include soil and water quality, pest control, livestock practices and rules for food additives. I've been on the organic “train” for a few years now. After reading a lot about it and doing my own research, I went through my cabinets and refrigerator and cleaned the house.

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