Organic– foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides & chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) & are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) certifies products as organic & annually retests farms to ensure they are upholding organic standards & practices. Animals that are certified organic must come from animals whose parents were certified, raised organic & raised from birth on organic land.
All-Natural– foods that are minimally processed & free of synthetic preservatives, growth hormones, antibiotics, hydrogenated oils, stabilizers & emulsifiers. These foods are not subject to government certification, except for meat & poultry which, must be minimally processed in a method that does not fundamentally alter the raw product.