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Blackberries Organic
Blackberries and raspberries belong to the same genus, and it can be hard to tell the difference between the two. It's not surprising that this confusion exists, because there are black raspberries and red blackberries, and both species vary wildly in matters such as leaves, thorns, and appearance of fruit. However, raspberries when picked leave a hard white cone behind; whereas blackberries when picked come away with the receptacle containing the juicy bits (druplets) intact. Blackberries are called bramble bushes in the U.K., and mulberries in France --- and these names persist in the U.S. While there are many kinds of blackberries native to the U.S., the Himalayan blackberries growing wild all over the U.S are not native, nor are Oregon evergreen or cutleaf blackberries, which are thought to have originated in England, arriving in the Pacific Northwest via the South Seas. Altogether, more than 2,000 varieties of blackberries abound in the U.S., whether as cultivated hybrids or as naturally-occurring varietals Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,