For the majority of human history, agriculture and production can be described as organic. However, since the 20th century, synthetic materials such as chemicals, pesticides and hormones were introduced and they are now prevalent in products we eat and use. Sustained usage of such tainted products is proven to have irreversible negative impacts on our well being and the environment.
What To Look Out For?
The word “Organic” does not mean much these days; it is misused by irresponsible producers to market products and does not reflect the quality of the product. As a result, unless you are personally involved in the production, you have little means to ascertain if the product is truly organic.
Similarly, in-house organic certifications that commercialised producers run offers limited to no information on certification standards used and the potential conflict-of-interest of a producer certifying his own products have increasingly caused concerns.
Why Independent Organic Certifications?
Organic certification by independent associations that are not-for-profit is the only reliable means of ensuring robust organic standards are met.
Organic certifications emphasizes the connection between our health and the products we use and has established strict standards recognized across industries; covering growers/farmers, ingredients sourcing, production and packaging.
At NatureLOVA, we work with producers endorsed by ‘EcoCert’, a global control and certification body governed by legislation and leading U.K. certification bodies such as the ‘Soil Association’ and ‘Organic Farmers and Growers’.
Your everyday choices cumulatively add to yours and your family’s future well being. The negative implications of sustained usage of products laden with synthetic materials have been widely proven and irreversible.
Take action today; progressively make a change to organics, especially with products that you frequently use. Protect yourself and your family and contribute to environmental sustainability!