Living healthily means first of all eating healthy and making food choices with certifications that provide quality assurance.
The main coordinates to be followed are the safe consumption of food, keeping it in proper conditions, and preserving the maintenance of a healthy diet. Besides that, it is important to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and good fats.
The way food is grown has a huge impact on health and the environment.
What does organic mean?
Regarding food, the term “organic” refers to the way of cultivation and production of agricultural products, which must meet a number of specific indicators to be considered and labeled as such. Some of the most important requirements are for farmers not to use synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms or petroleum based fertilizers or sewage sludge.
What are genetically modified organisms?
Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals whose DNA has been modified. These products have undergone short term tests to determine effects on humans and the environment, not knowing their harmful effects altogether.
In most countries organic products do not contain genetically modified organisms.
Organic food supply has grown heavily in recent years to respond to consumers’ need to benefit from healthy and affordable food.
Organic food is produced using ecological methods that totally exclude the use of synthetic food cultivation and protection solutions such as pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Organic foods are those that have not been processed by irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical feed additives.
Manufacturers who have the right to market organic food are required by state legislation to obtain official certifications that certify the purity of products, so they meet a number of standards imposed by international organizations.