A Health Conscious Guide for Caring Parents
Organic Beginning's Mission
Our mission is to help health conscious parents find out the facts about what exactly they are getting for their kids. Unfortunately, just because something is "organic" nowadays, doesn't mean that it is safe, or even truly organic for that matter. GMO's, pestisides, growth hormones, oils, hexane, and more are all found in many leading "organic" baby products. Luckily there are still good products out there, and we have searched all over to bring you the best of the best for you and your kids.
What We Do
We have done the research and are here to let you know about whats good, whats bad, and what to look out for.
You get the ultimate peace of mind when you use our organic product guides to help you find the right products for you and your family. All of the products that we recommend have been researched and tested by trusted sources and are everything that we have found is easily laid out for you to make a well informed decision on.
What Makes a Product "Organic"?
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.
The USDA has 3 categories for labeling organic products:
100% Organic: Made with 100% organic ingredients
Organic: At least 95% organic ingredients
Made with Organic Ingredients: Contains a minimum of 70% organic ingredients and no GMO's
Any product that contains less than 70% organic ingredients can list organic ingredients on the side panel, but are not allowed to make any organic claims on the front of the package