Organic/Organic Phuket

Organic it is not only because

Organic it is not


Organic it is not only because

  • Organic it is not only because
  • … someone tells you it is
  • … someone shows you an organic certificate
  • … annual controls by a certification agency
  • … the label mentions it
  • … no chemical pesticides are used
  • … no chemical herbicides are used
  • … no chemical fungicides are used
  • … it is green
  • … it is produced on a farm
  • … it is on a certified organic list
  • … it is imported
  • … it is sold by a certain shop
  • … it is natural
  • … it grows in soil in someone’s back garden

IFOAM – Organics International, an organization with offices and networks across the globe to ensure that the organic voice is heard on both a regional and global level defines organic as:

“Organic Agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic Agriculture combines tradition, innovation, and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.” (click on the text to go to the IFOAM website where this statement is also translated in other languages)

Generally, organic farming is considered a production process targeting the avoidance of using synthetic and harmful pesticides, fertilizers, growth regulators, and for the animals food additives.

Back in the eighties, I personally opted for organic, a choice made purely based on my belief that it tastes much better. Professionally it all started when the organic company was established in 2010.
I’m a foodie, I love food, I appreciate food, I enjoy food and although I did not choose organic for health reasons, but looking back all these years I can confirm that organic is the healthier choice. As I have not been ill since (>25 years) I opted for organic this must have contributed to my well-being.
I also eat non-organic, I also drink alcohol but a considerable part of my diet is organic, this is probably where I get the necessary nutrition from which one needs.
Back to the statements at the start of this article. With these, I intended to make it clear that there is more to what can be considered organic food. To keep it very simple, it is only organic when it has been grown in the correct organic way. These statements, these certificates, opinions do not make something organic!
It is simple, can it be trusted to be organic and to achieve this level of trust what
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