Organic produce shops

A recent survey suggests that individuals are shopping organic in unusual places & missing obvious possibilities. 

Tasting Table asked respondents to choose between Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Sprouts. 

Target, local farmer's markets, & regional grocery stores for organic purchasing. 

Despite some major chains' efforts to advertise themselves as the top organic grocer, consumers prefer smaller businesses.

Federal standards govern whether certain food categories can be called organic. There are four organic labels for beef. 

Product labels can range from 70% to 100% organic. The USDA defines produce as organic if it was cultivated on soil without prohibited substances for three years before harvest. 

A National List of Allowed & Prohibited Substances is part of the USDA's organic labelling regulations. Organic farming allows natural ingredients but bans synthetic ones. 

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