This week is National Organic Week Australia (17-25 September), as part of Organic Awareness month. It started on my birthday which feels a little special to have a cause so close to my heart, fall on a day I won’t forget.
I’ve posted previously how I attended a seminar earlier this year run by Therese Kerr from The Divine Company which was part of the catalyst of me starting my writing. The insights she shared on that day were so confrontational and deep they brought me to tears and reaffirmed what I know to be true. That making healthier choices is in our power and such choices have the power to change our lives for the better.
In this week’s Wellbeing Magazine, both Therese and her well-known daughter, Miranda, have shared an incredibly informative article on what organics means to them and what it can mean for us, much of which was covered during the seminar I attended. I encourage you to read it.
Some key learnings within the article about organics:
🌱 the word “organic” means nothing
🌱 a company in Australia and in most countries around the world can claim something is “organic” if it contains one natural ingredient — yet it may contain literally hundreds, if not thousands, of chemicals.
🌱according to the Breast Cancer Fund of America, the word “fragrance” can contain up to 3000 chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on a label and many other chemicals, yet the product can still be classed as organic.
🌱certified natural in most cases allows for the use of fragrance and GMOs.
🌱is regulated by organic certification bodies
🌱contain only plant-based and derived ingredients
🌱have no artificial colours or flavours, no GMOs, and no pesticides, insecticides or organophosphates
🌱must have all ingredients listed on the product label
Hope you enjoy the read. Let me know what you think!