One fact remains unquestioned about food labels: Consumers find them confusing. In a recent post that I wrote about nutrition label updates, many people commented how indecipherable they found the ingredients. Food labeling befuddles so many shoppers that people even confuse the nutrition panel with the ingredient label. Some people also mentioned that they only buy organic or fresh products, so the labels were unimportant to them.
Of course, that spawned some questions and discussion about organic food that I wanted to clarify.
What qualifies as organic and what does the organic label mean? Can organic foods contain GMOs or come from GMO seed? Are there different categories or organically produced food? What do the approved USDA Certified Organic labels look like and what do they mean?
I try to answer these questions in a nutshell.