July 12, 2011 | Posted by Cacao Green Australia, Admin
We have heard the word ‘organic’ being mentioned so many times around us – in packagings, in food ingredients, in lifestyle. It is still quite ambiguous what the actual meaning of ‘organic’ really is. We all know that it is the healthier way of life.
But there’s gotta be something more!
Let’s dig a little deeper and understand the concept of ‘organic’ a little bit better.
“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 generations1” is the easiest way to explain the heart of what organic is.
Besides having health benefits for consumers, organic food also contributes to the conservation of mother earth. With the technological advances and increasing awareness, it is so much easier to find organic food or ingredients nowadays. From the purely exotic truffle mushrooms to the daily staple cow’s milk, there are organic alternatives readily available in most supermarkets.
So, what are the benefits of living an organic lifestyle2? First, you get the truer flavour of the produce. The main advantage of growing the produce free from chemicals is getting the best outcome- the way nature intended it. Produces are treated as naturally as possible with no chemicals that could have side effects when consumed. Other than the truer flavour, organic foods are designed to make you feel good. Besides the reason of no artificial ingredients involved in the process, the fact that you know where your food came from creates a sense of connection between the grower and end-consumer. By eating organic food, we are already contributing to make the world a little bit better.
Organic choices also benefit the environment and the future generation. In Australia, to be certified ‘organic’ is more than just the non-use of dangerous chemicals, but also how the produces are grown and handled all the way to the end consumers3. Organic farmers must take into consideration the condition of the soil and its resistance towards weeds and pesticides. Since organic farming does not support the use of chemicals, the soil where the plants are grown must be nurtured to develop its own resistance to pesticides and weeds which improves the land condition for a more sustainable environment.
And as for organic animal farms, every animal grown and nurtured must be treated with respect and humanely4. Animals from cows to fish to chickens are farmed in a large field and are able to roam around freely instead of locked in a small cage with limited space.
Eating organic food doesn’t only benefit us as consumers, but it also gives us the opportunity to contribute to better the environment and protecting animal rights. At Cacao Green, we are striving to provide you with the best, and of course organic, ingredients in every product. From the award-winning organic AMMA Chocolate to our Barambah organic milk, our products are guaranteed to give you a healthier and more dynamic lifestyle. And, it’s guilt-free too!
1 Organic.org http://www.organic.org/education/faqs
2 ‘Why Trust Organic’ - http://www.ofa.org.au/pages/Why-Trust-Organic.html
3 Organic food Directory - http://www.organicfooddirectory.com.au/organic-answers/how-do-we-know-if-organic-food-is-really-organic.html
4 ‘How do we know if organic food is really organic?’ http://www.organicfooddirectory.com.au/organic-answers/how-do-we-know-if-organic-food-is-really-organic.html