What are Organic Foods?

By: Ms. Reema Bhatia (Nutritionist)

Demand for organic foods is primarily concern for personal health and concern for the environment. Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods of organic farming not involving the synthetic puts like pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It’s not a private gardening but is a heavily regulated industry. In the context of these regulations, production of organic food complies with organic standards set by national governments and international organizations. 

Organic Food ProductsFoods claiming to be an organic are free of artificial food additives, are not chemically ripened and do not contain genetically modified ingredients. Pesticides, herbicides and artificial additives found in non-organic food might be carcinogenic where as organic foods carry a lower risk of cancer. As demand for organic foods continued to increase a high volume sale of these products are seen in the markets.

Today there are many producers of organic herbal and ayurvedic health products. One of them is the “Organic India” who are committed to service, sanctity and integrity, and to operating an ethical and sustainable business that harms none and benefits all. They cultivate, collect, process, manufacture and market certified organic Tulsi Teas, Herbal supplements, Ayurvedic heath products. They also have created an organic, non-toxic, herbal colorful dyes used in Holi celebration.

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