With recent controversy over the quality of organic food, how can you determine what is truly organic and what is not? Recently, there have been large imports of so-called organic corn and soybeans to the US that have been accused of being grown using conventional, dangerous and environmentally irresponsible methods.
This revelation poses a significant question: Who should we trust to make our food? If products are brought into the US and marketed as organic, shouldn’t you be able to trust that the grain, fruits, or veggies were produced in sustainable, environmentally friendly and responsible way, as opposed to the typical, conventional options that degrade our environment? Yes, but that is not always the case.
This proves the existence of fraudulent manufacturers that look only for the bottom line in organic food production. Not only does it affect you, the consumer, when you pay extra for the safety, health, and nutrition benefits that come with organic foods, but it also takes revenue away from the organic farmers who truly believe that agriculture and the earth can survive sustainably and harmoniously.
What can you do to prevent this from happening and ensure that all food is produced transparently, sustainably and responsibly? Become an informed consumer and learn more about the organic system to support natural, sustainable practices, like using neem-based products in the agricultural process. When using neem to produce food, not only do crops thrive, but also the health of the planet improves. Neem is safe for beneficials and improves soil quality. Most importantly, neem is safe for you! How do you support organic practices?