Organic food continues to gain market share, despite troubles in the economy as a whole. This is especially true in Europe and in environmentally conscious enclaves like college towns -- but what is perhaps most exciting to some observers is that organic foods have also penetrated much of mainstream culture, appearing in force at major supermarkets, big box retailers and at fast food joints. Most everyone is at least somewhat familiar with the USDA organic label now, but what's really behind that iconic seal?
Here we take a look at some of the myths and surprising facts about organic foods:
Organic Isn't Always the Smartest Choice
As food writer Mark Bittman recently wrote in the New York Times, to some, organic "seems to have become the magic cure-all, synonymous with eating well, healthfully, sanely, even ethically." However, according to Bittman, "eating organic offers no guarantee of any of that. And the truth is that most Americans eat so badly -- we get 7% of ourRead More »from 6 Surprising Facts About Organic Foods