When you hear the term “organic” you may dismiss it. It connotes a “status” and often conjures up two different images: lifestyles of the rich and famous or perhaps some alternative, hippie thing. The term “organic” actually refers to the way agricultural products are grown and produced. Oxbow Produce & Grocery is committed to bringing only organic fruits and vegetables to your grocery basket.
Organic standards include a national list of approved synthetic and prohibited non-synthetic substances for organic production which means that organically produced foods also must be produced without the use of:
- artificial growth hormones
- high fructose corn syrup
- artificial dyes
- artificial sweeteners derived from chemicals
- synthetically created chemical pesticide and fertilizers
- genetically engineered proteins and ingredients
- sewage sludge
Wow, who knew that conventional, non-organic food could contain these ingredients?