I see alot of people buy based on the labeling of organic. I consider this a great scam by our government trying to protect the American people. You have to Pay the US Government to be certified and inspected. The regulatons are tremendous. All of this sounds good, but read the list of allowable chemicals. You can still use pesticides, you can use chemicals to thin fruit trees verses manual thining. You can even use petoleum based products that have been thinned down to food grade. Their website is hard to navigate verses just makeing a list with chemical names and commercial names. Most people do not know, understand or have the time to research all the chemicals and applications to see what can be used. The general public, believes if the USDA says it is organic, that it is chemical free. This is just not the case.