What is Organic

How to recognize a real organic product

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What does “certified organic production”? Why milk, juice and honey even natural origin is not always organic? What exactly meet the standards of organic food?

Biodynamic farming. What does that mean?

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Друзья, хотим рассказать Вам немного про так называемое биодинамическое земледелие. Это следующий этап в развитии после органического земледелия!

Биодинамические фермеры организуют все работы в соответствии с биодинамическим календарём, учитывающем не только фазы Луны, но и положение Луны, Солнца и всех планет по отношению к зодиакальным созвездиям и друг к другу.

Досі не втратила актуальності фраза «жити – добре, а добре жити – ще ліпше». Органічне землеробство розраховане на тих, хто хоче жити добре.

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Навіть прибічники інтенсивних технологій, які сьогодні переважно застосовуються в сільському господарстві і передбачають активне використання мінеральних добрив, гербіцидів, пестицидів та іншої хімії, змушені визнати, що органічне землеробство забезпечує якісне життя. Воно не лише гарантує наявність продуктів харчування, але й, що особливо важливо, зберігає здоров’я тим, хто їх споживає. А оскільки їжа потрібна кожному, то мова в даному випадку йде про здоров’я всієї нації, а не окремих її представників.

Dirty secrets of the cosmetic industry – exposed!

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Why be an informed consumer?

• To not be fooled by green-washing and slick marketing
• To protect your family from toxic chemicals disguised as ‘natural’ ingredients
• To create a better world through consumer power

“Never doubt that a small  group of committed people can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has!”

Margaret Mead

WHAT IS ORGANIC?

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Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s*(see definition below). It is an innovative method of farming and production and is increasingly being recognised as being on the leading edge of food and fibre technology into the future. Organics is not just chemical free agriculture, it is about the way the product ingredients have been grown, prepared, processed and packaged.

Soil.             Plants.            People.            Environment.

5 Benefits of сhoosing Certified оrganic

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1. Good for the soil

Organic systems rely on a modern and scientific understanding of ecology and soil science, while also depending on traditional methods of crop rotations to ensure fertility and weed and pest control.

How to understand a typical ingredients list

A typical cosmetic label can be broken up into three parts. The top third of a cosmetic label usually makes up 90-95% of the products ingredients. the second third makes up 5-8% and the last third 1-3%. See the diagrams for a graphical breakdown of a typical off the shelf moisturiser ingredient list. 

Toxic Ingredient Directory

HOW SAFE IS YOUR SKINCARE? 

How safe are the ingredients used in your current brand of skin care products? How certain are you that they do not contain chemicals that could be harmful to you and/or your children? If you are not sure, use this toxic ingredient directory below and find out for yourself. This information has been sourced from Material Safety Data Sheets (or MSDS), which is recognised as the international standard for providing safety information about chemical ingredients used by humans.

Articles of interest

James Madison once said, “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives”. The following educational articles contain insightful knowledge to ‘arm yourself’ with, and more importantly, to act on in a positive manner.