Green Eating Guide
Tips for making healthy food choices for you and the planet
Buy Organic and Certified
Conventional agriculture, which is often dependent on the intensive use of synthetic chemicals such as fertilizer and pesticides, can have a negative impact on air, water and soil quality. Many widely used pesticides have been linked to an increased risk of cancer and reproductive problems.
But there are alternatives to conventional agriculture. Innovative farmers from coast to coast have adopted more sustainable farming systems, reducing the need for synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. By shopping for organic or other sustainably certified foods, you can support their efforts.
The USDA Organic label ensures that a product is not grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, while a variety of other eco-label certifications help consumers choose food grown to address other sustainability concerns.
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