What to Look for in an Organic Food Store
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Because organic foods are all the rage these days, it is not difficult to find an organic food store in your neighborhood – especially if you live in a hip and health conscious city like Los Angeles or New York. But what if you do not live in a city such as these, but out in the middle of “Small Town USA” where organic foods are not considered a viable source of nutrients? If you have found yourself searching without avail in a small city without any organic market in sight, you can always use the internet to shop for your organic foods and products.
Even though the popularity of organic foods have given rise to an impressive amount of organic stores popping up, how can you be so sure that you are shopping at a store that is actually selling what it claims to be selling? There are a few ways to go about finding this information out. The first, and the best way to determine whether or not an organic store is on the up and up is to check out the types of products it carries. Because you are shopping at an organic store, all, or almost all, of the products contained in its aisles should be labeled with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic seal of approval. If this is not the case, your “organic market” may not be so organic after all.
Another great way to determine whether or not a store is selling enough organic items to be classified as an organic market is to actually call the USDA or the National Organics Program Standards to see if they have a list of stores or companies that are certified as organic retailers. An organic food store should sell most of the products made by these companies, and if not, then they may not be a true organic supermarket.