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New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food
By Radha McLean [1] / EcoWatch [2]
March 20, 2015
Eco-conscious shoppers now have an alternative to organic food [3] that has been certified [4] by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as Certified Naturally Grown [5] (CNG). The equally pesticide-free method of farming is being used by a growing number of small farmers who cannot afford the expense of getting an organic certification from the USDA.

Naturally grown produce, considered to be the grassroots alternative to certified organic agriculture, requires a national certification by the CNG. The CNG conducts rigorous oversight to assure that all food labeled Certified Naturally Grown is grown without the use of synthetic chemicals or GMOs [6].  (Read Full Article)

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