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Organics: Is organic and natural the same thing?

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Uploaded on Dec 1, 2010

http://www.mda.state.mn.us What is organic? What's the difference between "organic" and "natural"? If you are confused, you're not alone. This series of six short videos will answer the most common questions American consumers ask about organic products. In this video, learn the difference between the terms "organic" and "natural". Be sure to watch 'em all! Send to friends!

In the U.S., organic agriculture is governed by a comprehensive set of federal regulations that prohibit the use of genetically modified seeds, antibiotics and hormones. The rules also prohibit the use of most synthetic pesticides and herbicides, and require practices that conserve soil and water and promote animal welfare. According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota has about 650 organic farms, and that number is on the rise.

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