Monday, 15 October 2007

True or False: Organic produce is not fertilized

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If you believe organic produce is grown without fertilizer, then you are wrong. But don't get too upset, as you envision chemicals dripping all over your sweet squash and succulent strawberries.

All plants require nutrients to thrive, therefore, organic farmers must fertilize their plants. But they do it with natural materials like compost and manure. Hmmm. Which sounds better -- chemicals or manure?

Anyway, anything used in organic farming must be produced following the guidelines set forth in the USDA National Organic Program Standards. Take a look for yourself and discover exactly what these farmers do to make our food flourish.

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