Nowadays it seems you can’t go to any market without running into the “organic” section. Everything from artichokes to ziti has become more available to the health-conscious consumer — for a few dollars more, of course. But what does it really mean to say something is “organic,” and is it worth it to pay the higher prices organic foods command?
Natural foods are different from organic foods. Only products inspected and certified by the USDA can have a label that says organic. Natural foods can’t contain any additives, such as preservatives or artificial coloring.