Organic foods to be labelled as organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must come from organically produced plants or animals. Because some ingredients are not available organically, a list of non-organic food ingredients are allowed however, all artificial colourings and sweeteners are banned in organic food.
With many people believing that organic foods have a higher nutrient content, are kinder to the environment and are healthier than conventionally produced foods.
Organic food is cheapest when bought directly from a farmer or producer. Buying local, organic food will often cost less than the non-organic equivalent. Some organic products cost less than premium non-organic products. You might be pleasantly surprised.
If eating organic, keep in mind that we have many high quality, wholesome foods around.