Is Organic Food Healthier?
Organic food might have seemed like a passing fad, but sales reached more than $30.0 billion last year, up from $1.0 billion just 20 years ago. There’s no stopping this bandwagon—and you can pay up to 30% more for a food that is labeled organic because of its supposed health benefits. So, what’s the difference really between organic and non-organic foods? What are the benefits of organic food?
What Does “Organic” Really Mean?
You’ll see the label “organic” on anything from a head of lettuce to a box of crackers. So what does the food need to be classified as organic?