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What is organic certification?

Organic foods and other products are popping up everywhere. USDA organic seals make them fairly easy to spot. But what's behind the label? How do products become certified organic?

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  • 10 Common Genetically Modified Foods
    10 Common Genetically Modified Foods

    Depending on how you look at it, the practice of genetically engineering crops is either a boon for civilization and the greatest hope to feed a hungry world, or a dangerous interference with nature that threatens both our health and our ecosystem. See more »

  • 10 Things Your Grocer Doesn't Want You to Know
    10 Things Your Grocer Doesn't Want You to Know

    For one thing, the grocery cart has more germs on it than you'd encounter in a public bathroom. And for another, the fresh food may not really be fresh. What else don't they want you to know? See more »

  • 5 Foods That Will Survive the Apocalypse
    5 Foods That Will Survive the Apocalypse

    The key to any good apocalypse plan is a stash of foods that are loaded down with additives and preservatives. These five products probably won't survive an atomic blast, true, but you'll be much better off with them than with a crate of broccoli. See more »

  • 5 Foods You Should Grow in Your Own Backyard
    5 Foods You Should Grow in Your Own Backyard

    With some time and a little grit, you can grow a surprising amount of your own fruits and veggies. Even if you don't have room in your backyard for an orchard or farm, there's at least one food on this list you can harvest. See more »

  • 5 Innovative Greenhouses
    5 Innovative Greenhouses

    From using seawater to grow crops in the middle of the desert to helping us colonize distant worlds, greenhouses are undoubtedly going to be an integral part of humanity's future. See more »

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Slow Food Movement
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Slow Food Movement

    What's the opposite of fast food? Slow food -- food that's been prepared from locally grown ingredients and reflects a certain culture and its history. It's the kind of food you savor, not scarf down in your car on the way to your kid's soccer game. See more »

  • Food Fillers 101
    Food Fillers 101

    The food industry has become all about creating an abundant supply of food for less money, and this is where fillers come in. But what are they, and why are they in your food? See more »

  • Hot Dog Quiz
    Hot Dog Quiz

    What's more American than a good old-fashioned hot dog? Find out how much you know about this summer favorite with our hot dog quiz. Pass the mustard and let's get started. See more »

  • How do kosher foods work?
    How do kosher foods work?

    When a food is labeled as Kosher, it means that the food has been prepared in accordance with the rules of food preparation set forth in the old testament of the Bible and formalized in Jewish law. See more »

  • How does olestra work?
    How does olestra work?

    Olestra is a synthetic fat used in certain food products. Find out what it's made of and whether it's safe for you. See more »

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