Eight “Ingredients” You Won’t Find Hidden in Organic Food

April 27, 2015 / By Robyn O'Brien

Taxpayer resources called subsidies are used to support growing crops in a chemically-intensive, genetically and financially engineered kind of way. It drives shareholder return for the companies that have developed these genetically engineered crops and the weedkillers, herbicides and insecticides used to treat them. While on the other hand, farmers that are growing crops organically, which means by law without the use of synthetic pesticides and genetically engineered seeds designed to require increasing doses of toxic weed killer, have to pay fees to prove that their crops are safe, then fees to label those crops with the “USDA Organic” seal and then they don’t receive the same crop insurance and marketing assistance programs that the other farmers do.

So what’s a consumer to do? Learn the Big 8. These are the ingredients which, by law and according to the United States Department of Agriculture, are not allowed into the production of foods that are made organically:

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