Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Organic Food Quiz

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July in the Midwestern United States finds farmers' markets brimming over with produce. I thought it was a great time for me to post a new On the Brink Quiz. This time, it is all about organic food. Check to see how much you know about organic food below. Links to other On the Brink quizzes follows the questions.

1. What organization regulates organic food in the United States?

2. Organic food emerged as a response to what type of agriculture?

3. The term "organic" was defined legally in the United States in which year? 

4. What percent of all food sold in the U.S. is considered organic?

5. What class of foods are responsible for the largest share of the organic market? 

6. Which country has the largest share of organic food sales in the world?

7. Organic farmland must be certified by experts that certify that pesticides and non-organic fertilizers are not used. Which country has the most certified organic cropland in the world?

8. While the country in question 7 has the most certified organic farmland, another country has the most exports of organic food. Name this major food exporting country? 

9. The main certifying agency from question 1 will certify 4 types of organic products:  crops, livestock, wild crops, and one other. Name the fourth type of product? 

10. According to US guidelines, how many years must a field use organic farming processes prior to harvesting in order to earn certification? 

1 comment:

Bob Brinkmann said...

1. The USDA
2. Industrial-scale agriculture
3. 1990
4. 4
5. Fruits and vegetables
6. The United States
7. Australia
8. Mexico
9. Processed foods like soup
10. 3