WHY BUY ORGANIC PRODUCTS?
When you buy organic products, you help to keep the earth’s air, water and soil free from dangerous pesticides and chemicals – you make a conscious choice to eat well and to treat the earth well. Organic foods contains higher level of nutrients, low pesticides and, above all, they taste great.
WHAT DOES ‘CERTIFIED ORGANIC’ MEAN?
A grower or processor is ‘certified organic’, when Agricultural Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) accredited public or private Certification Agency has verified that the business meets the standards set forth as per said Organic Standards.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARD?
National Standards for Organic Programme – India
National Organic Programme – USA
European Organic Rules – Euro 2092/91
ARE THEY USEFUL IN PROVING AUTHENTICITY OF ORGAINIC PRODUCE ?
They are very useful in proving authenticity of organic produce, as certification under these organic standards means that the farms and facilities have been inspected by the third party certifying agency and random samples of products, soil and water have been taken and tested. This also means having elaborate internal control systems and documentation.