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Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals
that are not given antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced
without using most conventional pesticides, bio-engineering, or ionizing
radiation, and its production emphasizes using renewable resources and
conserving soil and water.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets guidelines
for the production of organic foods and when the organic food label can be
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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