“Dirty Dozen” against certified organic food

In modern times, people seem to be more and more variety of food, including plants and animals. Because if it is not, as you choose fruits and vegetables pesticides and heavy metals from water.This is clearly harmful to the body. So now many farmers began growing organic crops. One way to eliminate the use of pesticides. But the difference between organic and non-organic is not easy.

The most obvious track is the organic label on the container. Unfortunately, not all organic food labels. The time and cost of making that farmers are not able to buy an organic or certificate.”Independent certification law designated by the government in the post-harvest. Prices of RP12 million years,” Professor D. Anas Susila, vegetables and experts Organic Farm Bogor Institute of Agriculture said (IPB), when CNNIndonesia.com gathered in Bogor, recently.

He added that in order to be certified as organic, farmers must complete the form and follow certain conditions, he said, “it is difficult to follow by farmers.”Anas also said, should be made a check to store a variety of organic agriculture.”It should not be written, by farmers who once collected, in many. Then store in a row and the number of numbers. Check everything is extra difficult for farmers. Is said to have the certificate” Anas said.

The same also delivered by Indonesia Organic Alliance (AOI). Contact several times in AOI said he has 60-90 days to control the workforce. The process is to conduct an external review of the practice of organic farming in the countryside.According to the Ministry of Agriculture (USDA), the conditions include the free organic synthesis of pesticides and radiation-free material. In addition, foods such as meat, poultry, eggs and milk must come from animals raised without antibiotics or hormone injections.

Finally, the process used to manufacture the device can be improved, so that water does not damage the quality of the soil and the environment.This certification bodies can be owned by anyone, “if farmers, manufacturers, as well as a supermarket,” AOI said. Similarly, any food, no certificates for different vegetables, fruits and vegetables as well as animals.

However, the USDA estimated that the difference in level certificate each. In some process 100 percent organic, food and everything planted with organic material.Meanwhile, if the label only the term “organic”, this means that 95 percent or planted in the organization. The last level of organic matter “that only a few ingredients are organic.

So far, most AOI claimed first place for the use of coffee, cocoa, honey and wood certified organic materials.Meanwhile, neighboring countries of Thailand, with six organizations that certify food is certified Ausqual, Australian Certified Organic, biodynamic institutional research, NASAA certified organic, organic food chain and safe food production Queensland.

Breen Nicky spokesman Election to The Huffington Post in Australia, “If the product is claimed to be” certified organic “must follow the standard course or, in other words to be checked to ensure confirmation.”So if you want to buy organic products, but does not know what real or organization. Is not difficult. Nutrition Australia Zoe Bingley, Pullin suggested, “just follow the dirty dozen, United States.”

The dirty dozen fruits and vegetables usually are not pesticides list. Name: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, peppers, peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas and beans, potatoes.”So,” Zoe suggested, “better look for the list of the dirty dozen risk of exposure to pesticides other foods can Organization.” The list is intended to be Zoe cleaning 15 items of food agencies to ensure freshness and health.

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