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Difference between natural and organic

For products such as bread, state they are either natural or organic, what is the difference?
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Turkey chili from raw in a slow cooker accidentally for 10 hours on warm [duplicate]

Just woke up and realized the turkey chili (2 cans kidney beans, 1 can black beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 lb turkey ground) had been cooking from raw on warm for 10 hours. I'm a bit desolate ...
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How to minimise exposure to systemic pesticides while eating non-organic fruits and vegetables?

For those who cannot afford organic produce, what foods would you suggest limiting the consumption of in order to minimise the amount of systemic pesticides being consumed? I ask this specifically ...
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Why do US chicken taste “gamey”/rancid in no time despite proper storage?

I am a new member. We are relatively new to the US, moved here 8 years ago. I've purchased the chicken brands Foster Farms, Costco/Kirkland, Save Mart, Safeway, and more, but no matter the label, it ...
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How can I make whole wheat bread and biscuits with out the bitter taste?

When I use the command recipe to make biscuits using an organic whole wheat flour it has that bitter brown wheat flavor. how can I change it, or what can I add tot he recipe to make it taste better, ...
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Do foods labeled “non-GMO” only (and not “organic”) have more pesticides in them?

I know organic = non-GMO + no pesticides (source); non-GMO = pesticides possibly used; pesticide-free = possibly GMO. Do non-GMO foods actually have more pesticides in them?
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Is there a searchable food catalog of USDA Organic products?

Is there a website that I can search for all products certified by USDA with one of the 4 organic labels: 100% Organic Organic Made with Organic Some Organic ingredients For example, how can I found ...
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How to determine that a particular product is Organic?

So what is enough to find on a product (label or else) that makes it truly organic (regulated by USDA). Is "organic" itself means this and it is restricted to put this word on any product that is not ...
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Can trehalose be organic? How is it listed as an ingredient?

I saw a worrying report of an article in Nature, no less, questioning whether the sugar substitute trehalose could be a cause of the recent rise in Clostridium difficile infections. As a precaution, ...
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Is there much of a difference between organic vs. regular olive oil?

I have this idea that if I buy high quality olive oil from non-industrial producers then it doesn't need an "organic" label because olives are pretty resistant and don't require that much pesticide. ...
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Does one have to occasionally put up with this kind of nasty surprise after switching to organic beans?

First I diversified my source of protein by eating beans. Then I was glad to find that it's a lot easier to find organic beans than organic beef. Even better, I could stock on a variety of beans and ...
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Nutrient composition of cheap cashews/nuts

Is there a difference in the nutrient composition of cheap (home brand) raw/salted cashews sold in supermarkets like Walmart/Costco/Coles/Woolworths etc compared to other branded cashews ? Similarly, ...
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Copycat Lime Jello?

My mother used to make this Pear Lime Gelatin recipe that was so good and so pretty for dinner parties. I would like to replicate it, but without buying the pre-packaged lime Jello, as I'm trying to ...
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How to store organic cold press sunflower oil for long term usage?

I have opened the bottle and I will be using very little amount daily. It is not going to be finished soon. What are the storage instructions? Should be stored in fridge?
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Difference between Organic Bread and Fresh Bread

Please, what is the difference organic bread and fresh bread. People are getting me confused.
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Is there a standard and accesible “health” authority [closed]

We would like to start selling a European legume (similar to chick peas - but much healthier) in the United States. The packager wants approval from an "official" body before letting us write that it ...
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Why won't my potatoes crisp?

I live in a country where there is no chemical engineering done on the plants, so everything is completly organic. But i noticed the biggest difference in the potatoes here vs. in America is that the ...
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How can one test if a vegetable is organic? [closed]

If I buy some vegetables and take them home, is there any way to determine if the vegetables contain dangerous levels of pesticides?
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Can I sprout grains/legumes/seeds I buy in bulk from whole foods?

I bought some lentils, groats, sunflower seeds, etc from whole foods (organic raw). Are they safe to sprout?
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What organic grains can I substitute for self-rising (Gold Medal) flour?

My nine (7) year old step-daughter is expecting to help me make Chicken and Dumpling today. I have the recipe for the stew, my question lies in the dumplings: I am aware that I can replace 1 1/2 cups ...