What is Organic

I’ve Discovered Organic Gold!

Got Organic?In these days of hyper information we are literally swamped with a plethora of labels on our food differentiating various attributes. From Fair Trade, Free Range, Natural, Non GMO, to low fat and Gluten Free, the array of claims have become encyclopedic. How are consumers supposed to know the best option? I think it’s time we communicate that the organic seal is the gold standard! It should be celebrated and promoted as the consumer’s premier choice!

Organic has only one brand and that brand is the USDA Organic seal. No other label has this level of regulatory requirement and oversight built into it. The organic seal can only be used if a product has a valid organic certificate from a National Organic Program (NOP) accredited certifying agent.  This certificate is hard won and violations can lead to enforcement actions, including fines up to $11,000 per violation. Farmers, ranchers, processors and handlers must be certified to remain in compliance with the USDA Organic Regulations. Because of this rigorous process, consumers can then be certain of the product’s claims.

It’s time we begin to celebrate and talk more about the benefits of organic and hold it up as the gold seal of all labels. We need to spread the word that organic is good for you, good for the farmers and good for the planet! Tell people what the organic checklist is:

  • Cannot use toxic and persistent pesticides: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides
  • Cannot use synthetic fertilizers
  • Cannot use genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Cannot use irradiation or sewage sludge
  • Utilize methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices
  • Must foster the cycling of resources
  • Must promote ecological balance
  • Must conserve biodiversity

Additionally, the process and very culture of organic is one of transparency, dialogue and deliberation. No other area of our food supply has as much scrutiny and public discussion as does organic.  The NOP seeks regular guidance from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  The public has the opportunity to weigh in on all matters in person and with written comments.  I don’t believe there is another food label that has this much interactive interchange and rigorous discourse. The organic seal literally shines with truth and transparency.

Unfortunately, as a community we don’t do a good enough job of letting the golden attributes of the organic label really shine forth. It’s tempting to get caught up in what’s wrong with the program, the regulations or even the people involved. We’re a passionate group of food advocates and many of us have built our very lives around the vision. Passion breeds opinionated voices with the power to move mountains. Let’s channel this momentum to declare that organic is the road to gold.

Let’s make organic sexy, affordable, exciting and easy to understand. Let’s not cast doubt, distrust and disbelief on the organic label. Organic is only 4% of the food chain. It is time to come together and grow organic by including celebration alongside the debate. As one of my blog commenters wrote,” The ‘Law of Attraction’ states you move towards that which you want to become. It’s a message more compelling than moving away from that which to avoid.”

Let’s recognize the gold that we have just under our rainbow!

© 2013, Melody Meyer. All rights reserved.

105 thoughts on “I’ve Discovered Organic Gold!”

  1. It would certainly be easier to achieve this goal if members of the NOSB weren’t trying to sabotage the organic label. This became abundantly clear in comments made to me by certain board members at the April meeting.

  2. You are doing a wonderful job, and there should be more people out there that are more concerned about our food and what goes into it. I have never seen a label from anyone growing regular produce to ever have to claim what chemicals are put into our food. Or the type of pesticides used, so hopefully if more people get involved we will be getting a lot healthier food on our tables. Keep up the good work.

  3. First off I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick question which
    I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how
    you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing
    my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.

    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any suggestions
    or hints? Thanks!

  4. I’m excited to uncover this web site. I want to
    to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!!

    I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look
    at new information in your web site.

  5. I see a lot of interesting articles on your blog.
    You have to spend a lot of time writing, i know how to save you a lot of work, there is a
    tool that creates unique, google friendly posts
    in couple of minutes, just type in google – k2 unlimited

  6. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very useful information particularly the last part :
    ) I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular information for
    a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  7. hello there and thank you for your information – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical issues using this web site, as I
    experienced to reload the website many times previous to I could get it
    to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK?

    Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading
    instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and
    could look out for a lot more of your respective interesting content.
    Make sure you update this again very soon.

  8. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board and I
    in finding It really useful & it helped me out much.
    I’m hoping to offer one thing again and aid others such
    as you aided me.

  9. I just examined it on PS3 console for totally free and I effectively jailbroke with out bricking my device.
    Upload the flash.deb to the new folder” Autoinstall” and restart
    the iPad a few of times.

  10. Right here is the right blog for anybody who really wants to
    find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue
    with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly
    put a new spin on a topic that has been written about for
    ages. Excellent stuff, just great!

  11. Aceasta într-adevăr este motivul pentru care există rețele sociale pentru adulți .
    Aproape toate femeile se complet pornit de experimentare , și atât de puțini
    oameni să înțeleagă chiar de unde să încep !
    Site-urile de relație egiptene oferă , de asemenea, aceste facilități .

  12. I read a lot of interesting content here. Probably you spend a lot
    of time writing, i know how to save you a lot of work, there is an online tool that creates high quality, SEO friendly posts in minutes, just
    type in google – laranitas free content source

  13. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have created some nice procedures and we are looking to trade
    strategies with others, why not shoot me an email if

  14. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you
    will bee a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your
    blog and definitely will come back sometime
    soon. I want to encouragee you to definitely continue
    your great job, have a nice afternoon!

  15. I think that is among the most significant information for me.

    And i am happy reading your article. Butt wanna observation on few common issues, The website taste is great,
    the articles is really excellent : D. Excellent activity, cheers

  16. Its such as yoou learn my mind! Youu seem to understand so much about
    this, like you wrote the ebokk in it or something. I feel thatt you could do with sone
    percent tto pressure tthe message house a little bit, however other than that, that is grdat blog.
    A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  17. No matter what age or experience level you coach,
    the wedge will be one of your strongest. What ever the cause, Malaysian will always love football.

    But if you might be new to placing your money about the
    outcome of your particular sports activities function, it truly is
    critical which you learn the principles, the basics in addition as the pitfalls that you’re likely into.

  18. I like the valuable info you provide to your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and test again here regularly.
    I’m moderately certain I’ll learn a lot of new stuff proper
    here! Best of luck for the following!

  19. The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet.
    Scalp massage promotes hair growth by reducing stress and tension. Use
    the gel extracted from Aloe Vera leaves to apply on the scalp and
    hair strands.

  20. With this software you can easily synchronise audio playback and use blendshapes from existing targets
    and tailor-make procedural animation effects, all to develop a high quality
    cartoon animation. ) Backgrounds – There is more to animation than characters, speech, and action. The new logo is only the two initials C and N
    in black and white colors.

  21. Hi great website! Does running a blog like this require a lot of work?
    I’ve no understanding of computer programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future.

    Anyways, should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners
    please share. I know this is off topic however I
    just had to ask. Appreciate it!

  22. you’re acttually a excellent webmaster. The web site loading speed iss
    incredible. It seems that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Moreover, The contenrs are masterpiece. you’ve performed a excellent process on tthis subject!

  23. We are also extremely proud of gettiong maatured this game with
    you in the course of Early Accessibility, so thanks again foor yiur believe in, assistance aand spot-on suggestions.

    All round it just feels a lot more like a polished complete featured game.

  24. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.

    I will ensure that I bookmark yokur blog and will come back later on. I wwant to encourage one
    to continue your great posts, have a nice evening!

  25. Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog site?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted
    of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  26. The fascinating function of this game is the tiny detailing at every single phase.
    In each andd every short sttory line clip, there iss a outstanding scene which wikl develop suspense and allow you really involve in tthe game.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.