The harmful effects of pesticides used for farming has been stressed on since quite some time now. These chemicals which help grow crops can do serious harm when they enter our body. Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.
Pesticides can also cause many types of cancer in humans. So, it is very important to consume 100% organic food which is absolutely safe and healthy for the body. You may have seen many brands coming up which claim themselves to be ‘organic’, but only a very few of them are actually organic.
Before we get to telling you which products are actually organic, lets see what organic basically is.
Organic is a way, a habit and a practice all rolled into one. It refers to a way of growing and processing food. It is also about the reliance on an ecological system that sustains itself on rich soil and proven traditional practices to grow crop and food that resists pests and diseases.
Organic also means, the farmers don’t use toxic, persistent pesticides, fertilizers which are known to contaminate soil, air, water and the food. In fact, organic farmers and farming involves practices of rotating crops, deploying beneficial insects, using locally honed methods, adding composted manure and plant wastes to the soil.
They choose solutions to the pests and disease problems that affect their crops in a way that does not damage and destroy the planet. Organic also means no use of chemicals in processing or dangerous food preservation methods like irradiation. It works on the scientifically validated age old natural processing and preservation principles.
24 Mantra Organic products are certified for Indian, US & European organic standards. Organic certification is a process that helps producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products to get their products certified through internationally accredited certification bodies such as Control Union, Onecert, IMO, Indocert etc. Organic certification is intended to assure quality and prevent fraud. “Certified organic” label is a product assurance for consumers worldwide.
The standards are laid down and administered in India by APEDA. The standard is called the NPOP – National Programme for Organic Production. Similarly the US standard is called USDA NOP (National Organic Programme) standards and the European Union standards are specified by regulation EC 834/2007
So, if you want to take a step towards being healthy and trying something truly organic, try 24 Mantra’s 100% organic range of products!
24 Mantra has a unique farm to kitchen traceability to ensure that the food you get is purely organic and has a maintained purity and quality. 24 Mantra has cultivation in 15 states of India on 2,25,000 acres. It benefits over 45,000 farmers with average acreage of about 5 acres.
Along with this, it has also gone through an extensive certification process to be certified organic.