Organic v Certified Organic! What is the difference?
Did you know that the term ‘organic’ is not regulated in Australia? A product labelled with the term ‘organic’ does not have to follow any specific regulations or Standards in order to make the claim. A product that is ‘certified organic’ must follow strict requirements and regulations and is subjected to routine auditing to ensure compliance. When you choose certified organic, you are guaranteed food that is biodiversity friendly, non GMO and grown free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. In addition, ingredient descriptions such as, Raw, Natural, Made from Organic Ingredients & similar descriptions, are also unregulated.
E3Live - 100% Certified Organic (ACO).
We evolved as a species over millions of years on account of interactions between our genes, our immune system, our diet and the environment. This process of adaptation has optimised the body of our evolutionary ancestors. Whenever we ingest something, it is tested at a molecular level by our immune cells to determine if it is friend or foe (antigen). Antigens are attacked by our immune system, resulting in inflammation or even autoimmune disorders. Our modern “Western style” diet is a far cry from that of our ancestors in the Paleolithic period. The diet that we evolved on was nutrient dense and derived from virgin volcanic soils, rich in minerals, whilst our soil in Australia and the US lacks the minerals found in volcanic soils. To increase yield and pest resistance, we use genetic selection and irridiation, pesticides, and chemical fertilisers that produce nice looking but nutrient-poor crops. Furthermore food processing destroys around 70% of the vitamins and micronutrients in much of our day to day processed staple foods, such as breakfast cereals, bread and pasta. Please read the full article at the Australian Autism ADHD Foundation website