What does organic mean? / by Sonya Paclob

I should have asked this question a long time ago, "What does organic mean?"

Since, the weather is nice and jogging outside is bearable - I'm back on my healthy habit (and hope to stay on it). I believe the best way to track my healthy habit is shop anything that has the words: organic, fair trade, acai ( ah-sigh-ee) and so on. 

It's a quick and easy way to feel healthy, but HOW good are these words and is it good for your health? 

Today I bought Sambazon Mocha Java superfood smoothie. It was 2 for $5.00 at the GIANT food store. (Taste amazing!) Here are some examples of words on the bottle:

ORGANIC
It's an adjective that is derived from living matter according to Google. (Yes, I did google search. It's God's gifts of doing research.) Chicken is living matter, but some packages do not have the word "organic".

On Organic.org, it's grown without any pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, ionizing radiation or genetically modified organism.  

Fun fact: NASA frozen meat packages and frozen uncooked meat products have ionizing radiation according to the FDA.

FAIR TRADE
Fair Trade helps support farms that have fair wages and safe working conditions. It also ensures farmers to receive a fair price for their crop. 

On the bottle of Sambazon, It states I support the Fair Trade Acai Supply Chain that is located in the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest.

 

ACAI
The Acai berry is found in Brazil. It is  a dark purple berry that is grown on a type of palm tree. The natives found the berry to have healing properties and give natural energy when consume everyday according to DoctorOz.com.  

I hope the next time you go the store, check out what the bottle or product is telling you. What are some food or products that you bought that has these words?

Happy health shopping! 

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