Organic Foods

organic foods, plants, stellenbosch



I love organic foods. The very idea of it entering world markets with a frenzied necessity gives me a warm sensation of well being. My children and theirs are inheriting this place.

Here are some facts:

"Organic farming is practiced in approximately 100 countries throughout the world, with more than 24 million hectares (59 million acres) now under organic management. Australia leads with approximately 10 million hectares (24.6 million acres), followed by Argentina, with approximately 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres); both have extensive grazing land. Latin America has approximately 5.8 million hectares (14.3 million acres) under organic management, Europe has more than 5.5 million hectares (13.5 million acres), and North America has nearly 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres)."

Definition

Organic means it hasn't been sprayed by pesticides and in most countries, hasn't been genetically modified. It also means that no artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge was used in the growing and that there was no ionizing radiation or food additives used in processing.

In animals, the animals were raized without routine antibiotics and without growth hormones.

There is much more detail in the definition of organic which should be checked under different countries and their laws.

Some organic sources around here

We have a great service in the Western Cape called the Ethical Co-op. This is a group of like minded ethical traders that provide an online ordering service. They basically deliver straight from the farmer, to us, the customers.

slow food market, stellenbosch


Every Saturday there is an awesome market in Stellenbosch called the Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market. We're actually going there tomorrow again since it's Friday today. There are a whole bunch of stalls selling many quality organic products. Juicing on the spot, pure organic coffee, natural beauty products and much much more. There's also shaded space to sit and enjoy

something to eat.

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