What is Certified Organic and Why Should You Care?

Recently, we came across an interesting article by Barbara H. Peterson titled, "The USDA’s Organic Deception," that puts the entire USDA certification process in perspective.
If you ever gone to a health food store or supplement shop you probably have seen the USDA Certified Organic label. In short, this is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products.
Now that sounds like a good idea but in reality as Barbara points out,
The word "organic" is fast becoming a high-dollar money-maker for corporations smart enough to jump on the bandwagon and start marketing their products as “made with organic ingredients,” or “certified organic.”
Even Monsanto is taking advantage of this burgeoning market, and people naïve enough to believe that what we have traditionally thought of as pure, organic food, is still that way, are being duped.
It makes perfect sense, however, in a Machiavellian sort of way. Flood the food supply with poisons, then lead people to believe that the only safe choice left is USDA Certified Organic.
Then buy up the organic companies one by one, and start changing the “organic” rules from the inside out via the bought and paid for government agencies so that you can reap the profits from those trying to escape the poisons.

Most people may think that a certification is a good thing since it validates a process but the truth is, this could have other implications that effects not only the manufacturers but also you, the consumer.
Now, we're not pointing finger or bashing anyone.
We just ask that the next time you buy a natural or organic product, please READ THE INGREDIENT LIST!
If you don't know what the ingredients are, you can search it online, ask someone in store or email the manufacturer.
Barbara end the article asking you to stand up for the truth and change our way of thinking,
It’s time to stop bowing to multi-national corporations who may or may not be what we think they are. Know your food producer. Know what you are eating.
Become a food warrior, and fight for the right to not be deceived. Know how to read labels and figure out what the ingredients really are.
The more people that wake up to the reality that we are surrounded by people who couldn’t care less about our health and are actually out to do us harm as long as they can profit by it, the better our chances of survival. Make no mistake about it.
We are in a food war, and that is a war for our very lives.

Read the entire article HERE.
Back to blog