The Organic Food Guide, by Steve Meyerowitz
How to Shop Smarter and Eat Healthier
by Steve Meyerowitz
Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture put into place the long-awaited National Organic Program, American consumers have finally had a set of nationwide standards for organic foods. But new standards raise new questions. What is organic food? What's the relationship between organic food and food labeled with terms like all-natural, free-range, hormone-free, and locally grown? Are organic, made with organic, and 100% organic foods different? And most importantly, is organic food better for me and my family? This handy guide provides a thorough but non-technical introduction to organic food. Some topics of special interest include product labeling, health and nutrition, environmental quality, and pricing.
ISBN 978-0-7627-3069-8. 96 pp. ppbk. 6" wide x 9" high. July 2004.
This Book Answers These Questions:
What are Organic Foods? Are they really Healthier? Safer? Do they taste better? Why do they cost more? Are they worth it? Can pesticides be washed off? How can I protect myself from pesticides and other additives?
Makes You a Better Shopper:
Navigate through the Jungle of Additives, Claims, and Labels. Do Organic Foods Really Taste Better?
Yes! Despite its small size and informal nature, our survey clearly demonstrated that out of the 175 tasters, 117 preferred organic to only 31 for non-organic. Twenty-four persons could not tell the difference.
Are They Really More Nutritious?
Organic Foods Are Our Best Health Insurance
Organic Agriculture Helps People, Plants, Animals, and Earth
From the Back Cover of The Organic Food Guide
Free Range? No GMOs? All Natural? Locally Grown? Fair Trade? No rGBH? What does it all mean?
Shopping should be fun, but these days it 's downright confusing! Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, mad cow disease, genetic modification impact do these issues have on our diet, our health, our waterways, our soil? Now health crusader Steve Meyerowitz, aka Sproutman, and author of nine other books on diet and nutrition, guides you through this maze of tough health issues and new food choices. He 'll steer you to healthier foods and show you how to shop organic and save money at the same time.
"Tough new standards and USDA labeling are powering unprecedented growth and consumer confidence in organic agriculture, and that means new choices for consumers and new markets for farmers. The Organic Consumer 's Guide will help consumers make sense of all these new choices. It 's as timely as the next trip to the grocery store or farmers market." -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the "father" of the federal organic standards and labeling program.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.