National Organic Week—Taste the Difference, Feel the Difference, Make a Difference.
Monday 9 to Sunday 15 September 2019.
Welcome to National Organic Week Australia (NOW). A week to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and encourage the uptake of these in the community and environment. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimise the health and productivity of soil life, plants, animals and people.
So why are we excited you ask? Because we’re proud to be a creator of a range of Certified Organic Probiotic Foods. Not just made with organic foods, not just with fermented with organic bacteria, with both! Real whole foods, grown the way food should be. As gut health aficionados we understand just how vital it is that you don’t give your gut unnecessary work to do. If you truly desire to be really healthy you can’t risk adding pesticides and toxins to your body through the foods you eat. You can’t expect your body to continually absorb these and clean up the mess and operate at its best.
Several studies have linked exposure to pesticides with negative health effects with the scary note that children and expectant mothers are at a much greater risk.
“We have the right to choose foods that are free from toxic pesticides. It just makes sense that if you want to look after your body, your family and your environment for the future, to choose organically grown foods.”
For many years, certified organic farmers have followed internationally recognised organic standards that are used throughout the entire organic supply chain. Organic agriculture is based on minimising the use of external inputs and using methods to minimise pollution of air, soil and water. No synthetic pesticides, no toxic chemicals, no antibiotics, no synthetic herbicides or fertilisers, no food additives, no growth enhancers, no GMOs or irradiation are permitted in certified organic production. Look for Certified Organic logos for peace of mind that it is authentic. A certification mark means that all the practices involved in the food production follow the organic standards. It takes 3 years to become certified, so you know that these people have committed and invested in making their foods better for you and your family.
Our Probiotic Foods are with the Organic Food Chain (OFC) who are a family run business with over 35 years or organic farming knowledge.
“As consumers, you want food you can recognise and trust. Buying organic products supports food safety, health, good nutrition and the environment. Products that carry the logo of an accredited organic certification body are guaranteed to be genuine organic.”
Costa Georgiadis, Ambassador of National Organic Week.
Is organic better for you?
With more than 60% of Australians shopping organic foods on occasion, it’s a rising trend that consumers are demanding more. The benefits can be enormous, as the practice of organic farming is not only better for you but for the environment and community.
- Benefits to you—research indicates organic food does have up to 25% increased nutritional value. Following an organic diet for just 6 days can reduce the level of toxins in your body by 60%, with some toxin levels falling as much as 95%.*
- Environmental benefits—working within the bounds of the natural sequences of the environment, organic farming must account for land restoration, re-vegetation and supporting natural systems, where waste does not exist, but revolves through the system to complete the cycle.
- Community benefits—organic practices create a circular economy to assist building a cleaner and greater sustainable environment for the future generations.
What foods to start with?
There is a lot of published information about which foods contain the most amounts of pesticides, but we recommend you start local. Visit your local farmers markets and chat to the farmers and stall holders about ow their produce is grown and where it comes from. Ask your local butcher what organic and pasture raised meat options are available.