There seems to be a large misconception regarding organic foods and whether or not they truly are benefitial. In the past, there were no standards set on labeling food items as organic, and it was pretty much a crap shoot on whether the item you were purchasing was truly organic or not. To be truly, 100% USDA approved organic, the grower has to follow a strict guideline in order to label it as such. This means the food was produced without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, irradiation or bioengineering. Organic farmers must also follow a specific set of methods in soil and water conservation as well as humane treatment of animals. Now... Does 100% organic mean it's healthier? Who knows? One would think that since you aren't ingesting antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides, that you would indeed be eating healthier. The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 and Title 7, Part 205 of the Code of Federal Regulations are the governing rules for enforcing organic farming and labeling. In order to be able to display the USDA seal, you have to ensure the following: “100% organic” - single ingredient such as a fruit, vegetable, meat, milk and cheese (excludes water and salt). “Organic” - multiple ingredient foods which are 95 to 100% organic. “Made with organic ingredients” - 70% of the ingredients are organic. Can appear on the front of package, naming the specific ingredients. “Contains organic ingredients” - contains less than 70% organic ingredients. It's all in the labeling. Make sure you look for the USDA seal. If it's there, chances are the operation is inspected and is following the USDA guidelines and requriements for organic labeling. Without the USDA seal, it's a crap shoot.