Do you like the idea of organic but are feeling stumped about what to buy other than those carrots you see at the market? You’re not alone. The good news is that going organic doesn’t have to happen overnight; it can be a gradual process in which you explore different foods and ingredients. The world of organic is a little grey, but there are pockets of light created by some wonderful products which are certified or which use certified ingredients. You’ll find them here, giving you the flexibility to choose how you make the switch.
Please note: The product descriptions for the products we’ve listed here will clearly state if they are certified organic. If they use certified organic ingredients, this will also be clearly stated (and can be checked on the ingredients list which shows an * after each certified organic ingredient). If the status of any product changes, we will update the list as required.
In essence, organic foods have been produced without using antibiotics, growth regulators, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, GMOs or any other artificial ingredients. The jury is still out on the terms natural and organic and various certifying bodies have different standards for certifying something as organic. It’s worth keeping in mind that certified organic products have been certified as such by one of a handful of third parties. Where a product contains certified organic ingredients, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all the ingredients or the product itself is certified organic. There are also many products available these days that are organic but are not labelled as certified because they haven’t yet been certified or are still undergoing certification.
Your food will be as free as possible from added chemicals, giving you all the healthy nutrients without any of the nasties. Choosing organic products also means that you are supporting healthier farming practices which are more environmentally friendly.
- Products that are certified as organic are also GMO-free
- A product with the words “all natural ingredients” speaks to the fact that only natural products have been used. It doesn’t mean that it’s organic.