It is a method of crop production – not using pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. A holistic system designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of diverse communities within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people.
In organic farming, weed, disease and pest control relying primarily on crop rotations, natural predators, diversity, organic manuring, resistant varieties and limited (preferably minimal) thermal, biological and chemical intervention.
It pays careful attention to the impact of the farming system on the wider environment and the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats. This method is sustainable and harmonious with the environment.
Why Buy Organic?
Organic produce contains fewer pesticides. Chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat.
Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold.
Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.
Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts. Feeding livestock animal byproducts increases the risk of mad cow disease (BSE) and the use of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Organically-raised animals are given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, which help to keep them healthy.
Organic food is GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.
What is "Certified Organic"?
“Certified organic” is a term given to products produced according to organic standards as certified by one of the certifying bodies. There are several certification bodies operating in the world for example, ECOCERT. Ecocert is accredited by the Cofrac (French Accreditation Committee) according to the EN 45011 standard; the USDA (United States Agricultural Department) for the National Organic Program and the MAFF for the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).
Different from other self-claimed organic product, SORGANIC can be labelled “organic” because the farming process of the soybean used by us has followed and complied with the specific rules for organic farming as set down in one of the sets of regulations recognised by ECOCERT and inspected by ECOCERT in accordance with the ISO 65 guide standards.