We get a lot of enquiries about if we are Organic and if we are Non GMO. We thought its best to dispel the myths and clarify what all this means
First off lets look at what each means
The term “organic” refers to how certain foods are produced and processed. Organic foods should be grown or cultivated without using:
- Artificial chemicals or pesticides
- Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
In order for a food product to be organic, it should be free of artificial food additives. This also includes artificial sweeteners, preservatives, coloring, flavoring, and monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Organically grown crops use natural fertilizers like manure to improve plant growth. Animals raised organically are not given antibiotics or hormones. Organic farming tends to improve soil quality and the conservation of groundwater. It also reduces pollution and may be better for the environment. The most commonly purchased organic foods are fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Processed organic products are also available, such as sodas, cookies, and meat substitutes.
Not only is organic food good for the planet but its also good for those who consume it. Studies have shown that the nutritional profile of organic food is much better than non organic food products.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are created through the process of genetic engineering: a technology that takes DNA from one organism and moves it into another, creating new varieties of plants and animals that wouldn’t be found in nature. Genetic engineering is prohibited in organic food and farming because of concerns about their environmental and health repercussions
Organic Vs Non GMO
So to get a bit more clarity Organic foods are essentially Non GMO but vice versa is not true. Non GMOs are not necessarily organic. Using GMO seeds in Organic cultivation is prohibited. Organic cultivation is Non GMO and much more. It is regulated and actively works to keep the influence of GMOs from neighboring farms at bay
Where does that leave us?
In our Let’sLive store, we have products that are curated with the highest levels of standards. All the rules that are required for a product to be qualified as organic have to be met before the farmer can sell his/her product on our platform. Having said that, there is no certification! All the farmers we work with are small scale and rural ones, who get by with their survival. They do not understand what it means to be certified. All they know is their craft and are loyal to the soil that they work with. Rest assured that all our products are organic since we personally see to it. They just do not have a third party seal of certification!
Try and test our products to see how they fare across other samples of the same product. You will be able to tell the difference!
Let’sLive is a social empowerment enterprise committed to enhancing and improving the livelihoods of tribal and farming communities. We work directly with small-scale farmers so that our customers can get access to products that are natural, pristine, and picked from the lap of nature. We encourage and provide advice for practicing ethical farming and eco-friendly methods to all those who partner with us.At Let'sLive we are passionate about bringing in 100% all-natural and healthy products directly from the farming and tribal communities to your doorstep like Pure Raw Honey, Traditional varieties of rice, etc. We want our consumers to enjoy and have direct access to the products that are pristine and picked directly from the lap of nature. The mandates by which we operate are:
* Value every life around us by encouraging ethical farming
* Leverage local knowledge and promote legacy harvesting practices with high hygienic standards
* No preservatives or artificial processing on any of our products
* Each product can be traced back to its origins and the people involved in its making
* Educate consumers on the importance of consuming rich and natural local produce