What does “organic” mean?
“Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients (i.e. cotton) are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.”(www.organic.com)
What Can You Do To Help?
Calculate your ecological footprint: www.earthday.net
Participate in earth day events (April 22nd) and actions or create your own
earth day event www.earthday.net
Learn more about why organic at www.organicconsumers.org
Support your local organic farmers; find a farmer, CSA or farmers market
near you: www.localharvest.org
Link individuals to green and Fair Trade businesses working to grow
a green economy: www.greenamericantoday.org