Hi I’m Chris with Organic Roost In today’s video we are going to define Organic Labeling When you browse the produce or meat aisles
of your grocery store, your eye catches the stickers that say Organic slapped on more
and more of the items. And it is natural to think that if the word Organic is on the food
you are buying then it is just that…. Organic~! Wrong… The United States Department of Agriculture
actually has three different categories that fall under the Organic Label. There is 100% Organic, this is just as it
sounds, made with 100% organic ingredients. Then you have just have plain old “Organic”.
Tricky but close, this product may only be 95% organic. The third one is “Made With Organic Ingredients”
This means the product has no GMO’s but only requires a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. What? Wait… what is a GMO? Ok a GMO or (genetically
modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species
are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.
The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.
Sounds bad for you from the start. stands for Genetically Modified Organism ewww
yuck~! When you say organic it is a given that there
are NO GMO’s allowed. However it is worth mentioning here you will see Non GMO labeling
too and that, although better for you does not mean organic. Confused yet? We’ll do a specific video on GMO’s later
but for now to understand Organic Labeling, If a product has less than 70% organic ingredients
they are not allowed to display the claim of being organic on the front of the package,
they may however list organically produced ingredients on the side panel of the package. So there you have it – now you know the difference
in the way organic labels are used. Thanks for watching – until next time
Be Organic and Be Healthy GMO’s & GE’s – What’s the real difference? Since the 1990’s it has become very common
for our food be genetically engineered or GE for short. The FDA defines genetic engineering
as “the name for certain methods that scientists