Quote:Taken out of the context of the NOP regulations that's a bit misleading. 100% Organic foods are usually labeled as such while those that fall under the 95% rule can only be labeled "Organic", while both can use the same USDA certified seal. The 5% allowed non-organic ingredients are heavily restricted. There is a list of non-organic ingredients that are allowed because they are indispensable to certain food preparation processes and there are no organic alternatives; such as sulfur dioxide to wine, emulsifiers such as lecithin, gums that can only be extracted by non-organic processes, etc. It is not an arbitrary 5% of this or that. A non-organic ingredient cannot be used if there is an organic alternative.