A question you should often ask yourself when buying food is "where did this come from?". Take a closer look at the labels to be informed about what company produces this food and where it was grown. As confusing as some of these labels may be, even if you do decipher them, you still may not be buying organic.
The USDA Office of Inspector General conducted an audit of National Organic Program’s (NOP) international trade arrangements and agreements. They found that there were several issues with how the organic label is applied to food from foreign sources.
I have been ordering seeds for a while now. I probably started like most with Burpee seeds from local big box garden center. I then moved on to I order most of my garden seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Their selection for varieties that grow in the southern heat is unmatched in my opinion. In my experience, the right variety matched for your climate can be the difference between a big harvest and a disease-ridden failure.