Who Owns Organic? It would seem a lot of growers lay clams to it, some have trade marked it, others have used it on GMOs, some say it is just the name of their brand and has not a thing to do with what is in it, so what makes this such a powerful tool to sell with, is it the word, is it that we think it makes it better, is it that we think it makes us feel better, is it that we think the word makes it a fact, I think we need to always look at who owns the word organic, and how they are using it, for good or bad, you will see that it is not all for good, so lets not let them run with a word doing bad things just because it sounds good,
let’s make sure it is good, and by the way you own the word, anything that lived or that is alive that contained carbon is organic, so if you just read this you are organic!
The term organic foods refers to ‘organically grown foods’, meaning plants grown without the use of (synthetic) pesticides, fungicides, or inorganic fertilizers, and prepared without the use of preservatives. Foodstuffs must be grown on land that has not been treated with chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides for at least three years. Organic meat is from animals fed on organically grown crops without the use of growth promoters, with only a limited number of medicines to treat disease, and commonly maintained under traditional, non-intensive, conditions. In the EU, foods that are labelled as organic must carry the name of the organization certifying their organic status.