Organic food is often viewed as a healthier, more ethical, and a tastier option than the food grown with pesticides. It is produced by farmers who lay emphasize on the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water. Growing Organic food leads to better environmental quality and enhancement of ecology and biological diversity.
“Certified Organic” means that the products are grown according to strict uniform standards and are verified by certification bodies. Before a product can be labelled “Organic”, a government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown. They ensure that the farmers are adhering to the mandatory rules which are vital to meet the USDA organic standards.
In India, APEDA regulates the certification of products as per National Standard for Organic Production. The Government of India has implemented the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP). The programme involves the accreditation programme for Certification Bodies, standards for organic production, promotion of organic farming etc. The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system (for unprocessed plant products) have been recognized by European Commission and Switzerland as being equivalent to their country standards. Similarly, USDA has recognized NPOP conformity assessment procedures of accreditation as equivalent to that of the US. With these recognitions, Indian organic products duly certified by the accredited certification bodies of India are accepted by the importing countries
The farmers who grow Organic produce are required to pay a high fee for registration, accreditation and certification. These certifications are expensive and time consuming for many growers and handlers. Once the crop is harvested, handling of relatively small quantities of organic food results in higher costs especially in terms of processing and transportation. Though organic food is in great demand but its sales are nowhere near conventional food sales.
Green sense believes that saving earth is and should be our only responsibility. Bringing organic and farm fresh food to your plate, is our way of showing we care. Studies show that organic foods not only have higher amounts of nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium etc. but also extremely planet friendly .We think globally but act locally. There is an urgent need to save our planet and saying no to the use of synthetic pesticides and harmful chemicals is a huge step in that direction. We are sowing our dream of saving planet earth, since it is the only home we have!
The food we eat is either the slowest form of poison or the safest and most powerful form of medicine in itself. Organic food is an investment that you make towards your own health and your environment. It is not something that will magically ward off all diseases or infections. Organic food is a commitment and a long term practice towards developing a good immune system. Grown without the use of any harmful pesticides or artificial flavours, it is the most natural and purest form of food. Organic Food is not just a trend…. it’s going back to where we started from to your Roots!
a) Perishable food gets contaminated easily but the rate of deterioration is relatively slower in colder food. Bacterial action reduces with refrigeration so it is best if the food is kept in the fridge at a permissible limit.
b) A seal or an air tight jar should be used so that the products do not lose their essence and the moisture in take becomes zero.