by Melanie Albert, Nutrition expert & author, Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition
I’ve been eating organic food for decades, way before it became trendy and in the news. In my mind it made intuitive sense to eliminate pesticides from my body. At times it was challenging to shop for organic food; I was shopping at very small co-ops which did not have a large organic variety. I’m glad that there are so many places to buy organic in Phoenix, where I live and that farmer’s markets, many which grow without pesticides and herbicides, have grown so much across our country. I love supporting local farmers and eating delicious, local, in-season produce.
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What does organic mean?
The important aspects of organic, as defined by the USDA National Organic Program are:
• No synthetic chemicals or fertilizers
• Not genetically engineered
• Not sterilized by irradiation
• Not fertilized by sewage sludge