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The yoga journey is a purification process, you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings.

I started using organic products in August 2016. Companies call their products organic even if only 5% of the ingredients are organic, so please ask for references in the store or online.

Organic certification

For producers of organic food there is a certification process, including; farmers, food processors, retailers, restaurants and seed suppliers. Requirements vary from country to country, see a list here.

There is usually a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping. Certified organic producers are of course subject to the same agricultural, food safety and other government regulations that apply to non-certified producers. Certified organic foods are not necessarily pesticide-free.Certification is overseen by the government and commercial use of the term organic is legally restricted in some countries.

This implies that there are no certification for cosmetics.


Research 

Organic farming
Organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every category in Pennsylvania’s  Rodale Institute 30-year side-by-side trial, see full report. The results were as follows:- Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional.

– Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient.

– Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought.
– Organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system.

– Organic yields match conventional yields.

Organic farmers earned 22% to 35% more money a 2015 meta-analysis about the economics of organic farming, published in the journal PNAS, determined.

Nutritional value

One 2012 study from Stanford University reviewed 237 top papers on the topic and found no evidence of a significant difference in health benefits between produce grown organically versus conventionally grown food.


Documentary

A link to the documentary In Organic We Trust from 2013, which I have not seen yet, and some facts.

A TED talk by Ali Partovi:


ProductsI started with food that tastes better and now it has also included part of my daily beauty routine, Weleda and Green People. Cleaning with Sonett and Eco Clean Nordic. For laundry I have used Ecover and C for a while.

“May we live like the lotus, at home in the muddy water.” Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

Namaste

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