Effects on our Health

Organic products do not contain substances that are hazardous for our health because organic farming prohibits the use of chemical pesticides and chemical fertilizers. These products are produced using methods that are friendly to the environment and humans. Thus, neither the farmer nor the consumer is exposed to risk arising from the use of these toxic substances.

Impact on the environment

Organic agriculture prohibits all forms of herbicides, chemical fungicides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers. Thus no contamination of the water resources is caused and the flora and fauna of our planet is protected.

Nutritional Value

Conventional products have low nutritional value, since they contain 3 times more water and thus are, by analogy, 3 times poorer in vitamins and minerals. We buy as one would say "empty food", giving value to water contaminated with pesticides intsead of quality. On the oter hand organic products not only maintain their nutritional value but are also much more delicious!

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The nutritional scandals that have come to the surface in recent years have significantly reduced the consumers' options as to matters concerning quality food. The uncertainty about what we eat is now more intense than ever. In an era when healthy food is considered an endangered species, organic agriculture is to provide the solution for quality in our daily nutritional routine.

For a product to be characterized as "Organic", it has to be free from any chemical substances that are proven to be harmful to humans. This is achieved in organic agriculture by means of avoiding to fertilize crops with chemicals, or spray then with pesticides that do not degrade naturally. These chemicals are a practical danger to public health as they are known to leave residues into the food we consume on a daily basis. In all stages of manufacturing an organic product no toxic chemicals, of any kind, (such as perfumes, preservatives, stabilizers, colors, etc..) are used.

Organic Farming reduces or rather completely avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, hormones and added substances in animal food.

Organic Farmers rely on the rotation of crop species, harvest leftovers, fallow, animal fertilizers (manure) and mechanical cultivation to maintain the productivity rates of the soil, to enrich its nutrient content and to control weeds, insects and parasites.

Organic Farming is often related with the promotion of values beyond farming, like Fair Trade and environmental sustainability.

Organic farming denounces the use of synthetic chemical substances, like synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and genetically modified organisms (G.M.O.). In the European Union, organic farming is legally defined, so that the commercial use of the term “Organic” may be monitored by the government and state.

The Goal of Organic Farming is the replacement of synthetic chemical substances with natural ones. Instead of synthetic pesticides, organic biodegradable ones are used so that they do not end up in market products. Unlike most of the synthetic chemicals (DDT for example) that do not dissolve in the food chain, they cannot be traced to the final consumer, man.