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What does does organic mean anyways??

The one question I get asked the most by people who are not already tuned into the whole organic ‘thing’, is “What does organic mean anyhow???” I can also assure you that a lot of times a “something smells bad” lip curl comes packaged with that question.

In a nutshell (taken from my other website):
Certified Organic products
are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, or GMO’s*(see definition below). It is an innovative method of farming and production and is increasingly being recognized as being on the leading edge of food and fibre technology into the future. Organics is not just chemical free by testing. It is about the way the product ingredients have been grown, prepared, processed and packaged. The whole system is linked: Plants -> Soil -> People -> Environment


Standards to achieve certification are internationally recognized and are assured through annual audits of all certified operators by an independent third party auditor.

What is a GMO?
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a plant, animal or microorganism whose genetic code has been altered (subtracted from, or added to either the same species or a different species) in order to give it characteristics that it does not have naturally.

Scientists can now transfer genes between species that otherwise would be incapable of mating, for example, a goat and a spider. This is what we call transgenesis. Little is known about the long-term effects of such manipulations on humans, plants, animals and/or the environment. And while some see GMO’s as the way to the future, others believe that scientists have gone too far, tinkering with the essence of life.

I will write in later blogs about the impact of these chemicals and GMO’s in our products, but now that you know the basics on what ‘organic’ means and if knowing this information doesn’t matter to you, that’s ok. I’m not going to bash you over the head with an organic bat. Life is all about personal choices. My goal is to spread the word. If you don’t make a change today, perhaps a seed was sown that will make you want to make a change in the future. Just know that you don’t have to drink the whole pitcher of organic water at once. You can make small steps each day/week/month toward slowly removing some of the food and products from your daily living that may contain some of the harmful chemicals that are part of today’s manufacturing processes. I by no means am perfect. There are still some areas in my life that I need to make changes in – and through this blog I will chronicle my journey to take as many steps as I can toward a more organic lifestyle. So, now that you know…what will you do?

Do you have more questions about what organic means? If so, post away!Let’s learn together.


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August 3rd, 2010
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One Response to “What does does organic mean anyways??”

  1. thisisliving Says:

    Why thank you! You are more than welcome to link back to my website!