What is Transitional Organic? Is it different from Certified Organic?

When it comes to taking care of your health knowing the difference between different food labels is always important. So what is the difference between transitional organic and certified organic?

In my awareness, a farm earns the right to use the status “certified organic” after a three – to five – year transitional period during which the farmer has clearly demonstrated consistency and integrity in the application of organic practices and record keeping. This period allows the land and crops to purify from previous conventional farming practices.

The products of the farm are labeled “transitional organic” until this three- to five- year proving and purification period is completed.

Transitional organic products typically sell for slightly more that conventional products and less than certified organic products.

To become certified organic, products must be produced to a set of registered standards monitored by an accredited certifying body in the country the product is being produced in.

If you like the idea of buying organic food for the quality of the food and the richness of its taste but you believe organic food is expensive then check out How to Buy Organic Food Inexpensively.

All the best to you,

David