Organic Roost What Does Organic Really Mean The Definition

Organic Roost What Does Organic Really Mean The Definition


Hi I’m Chris with Organic Roost Today we are going to talk about what Organic really means. When you decide to live a healthier, greener
lifestyle the first thing you will typically change is the food you eat. Going from either
processed to natural foods or in most cases from conventionally grown to organic produce
and meat. What does organic really mean though? In the
United States the Department of Agriculture created the National Organic Program. This
program defines that food which is grown or raised without any synthetic substances can
be certified organic. In other words… less potentially harmful Chemicals, from seed to
harvest. The specifics include restricting genetic
engineering, GMO’s or ionized radiation processes in any stage of the growth or process
of the food, that animals are raised without antibiotics
or growth hormones, and crops are grown without the use of most
chemically based pesticides, petroleum or sewage based fertilizers. What is a GMO you ask? Well, a GMO or (genetically
modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species
are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.
The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.
Sounds bad for you from the start. Neither the National Organic Program or the
United States government will state if organic food is in any way more nutritious or safer
than conventionally grown or raised food, but there are plenty of scientists that will
shout it from the rooftops. YES, organic food can provide more vitamins and minerals to
better fuel your body and will prove, the absence of the pesticides, growth hormones
and the like will keep harmful chemicals from taking a toll on your energy levels (and your breath that you can’t catch)
overall health. All organic labeling is not created equal
however, there is a difference between 100% Organic, Organic and Made with Organic ingredients.
We will explain more about that in another video. Thanks for watching – until next time
Be Organic and Be Healthy