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"Organic" Food: What Does It Really Mean?

Cindy Cornett Seigle
Creative Commons

The term "organic" is widely used in food labeling, but what does it really mean? In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss how the term "organic" is defined, how organic food is certified, and why eating organic food is beneficial to your health.

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Resource links:

President's Cancer Panel - Reducing Environmental Cancer:

Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages:

Pesticide Exposure In Children:

Environmental Working Group: Pesticide Content of Food Resource:

"In Organic We Trust" Film Documentary:

Tom worked as an archaeologist in the Four Corners area for many years before his passion for radio and storytelling brought him to KSJD. He volunteered as a DJ at station and served on the Community Radio Project's board of directors before joining the staff as the Programming & Media Director in 2010.
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