What is Organic/Bio Certification?
From a legal perspective, organic certification is the certification process for agricultural products or other types of products related to agriculture: seeds, meat, processed foods, dairy, etc.
The decision to eat healthy could be the basis of a healthy life. Beyond eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains and good fats, it is a question of eating food safely, preserving it properly, and persevering in maintaining a healthy diet. The way in which food is grown or grown (both from plants and animals) has a great impact on health and the environment.
The term organic refers to how agricultural products are cultivated and processed. For foods to be considered and labeled as organic, they must meet a number of specific requirements. Organic crops should be grown in soils where there are no added chemicals. Farmers should not use synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms or petroleum based fertilizers or sewage sludge.
Studies are insufficient in this direction. Some research suggests that on average organic fruit and vegetables can contain slightly higher levels of vitamin C, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants than others. However, other analyzes revealed no nutritional difference between organic and non-bio foods.
Organic foods offer a variety of advantages. Some studies show that they have a higher content of antioxidants than those that are conventionally grown. In addition, people who have allergies to some food, chemicals or preservatives have found that their symptoms have diminished or even disappeared when they only consumed organic food. Organic foods contain fewer pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides) widely used to grow in conventional agriculture. Pesticide residues remain on commodity food, which reaches the final consumer.
Children are the most vulnerable to exposure to pesticides because of their less developed immune system, the body and the brain are still developing. Exposure from a young age to these substances can cause developmental delays, behavioral disorders and motor dysfunctions. For pregnant women, pesticides can pose a danger, as they add extra stress to organs already overloaded. They are also transmitted from mother to child in the uterus or after birth through breast milk. In some cases, pesticides can cause delayed reactions of the nervous system even after several years of initial exposure. Most individuals have accumulated a certain level of pesticide in the body as a result of the many years of consuming products containing these chemicals. Because of this, many health problems can occur, such as headaches, weakened immune systems, and even birth defects of newborn babies.