Don’t you hate it when you read something online then can’t, for the life of you, remember where it was? Well, I read somewhere the other day that organic food should just be labelled ‘food’ and all others as ‘chemically-ridden-versions-of-food’, or something like it. But when you think about it, it’s true!

Organic Awareness month is all about choosing organic, or dare I say it, pure food, over those sprayed with nasty pesticides or processed into oblivion.

Organic may be the fad word of our generation but is it all it’s cracked up to be? The trick is not to buy any old organic-labelled product, go for the Australian Certified Organic version so you know you’re getting truly chemical-free food.

Why buy organic?

1. Fresh is best

Now when I say fresh I mean grown without a drop of chemicals. This is the obvious reason to buy organic and especially important for fruit and veggies where you eat the skin. There are loads of images out there of farmers in full suits and masks spraying their crops with the tagline – “Do you wear a mask when you eat this food as well?” Imagine what the chemicals are doing to the soil, the land, the animals and the people living around the property. No good for anyone!

2. Caring skincare

Most of us understand the importance of organic food but have you ever wondered what goes in to a tub of your favourite moisturiser or shaving cream (lads, you matter too)? Nothing beats pure, chemical-free ingredients when it comes to skincare and there’s a lot of beautiful organic products out there.

3. Animal-friendly

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We love our animals and an easy way to make sure we’re looking after all our creatures is to choose Australian Certified Organic products. It’s all about animal welfare – this basically means all animals are free range and grass fed, a ban on live exports and humane abattoir practices. Animals are also protected from electric prodders, synthetic hormones and more!

5. Organic = Fairtrade

It’s so easy for multi-national organisations to take advantage of workers in the third world. We’ve seen it time and time again with awful sweatshops /factories with terrible work conditions and pay. Australian Certified Organic products are committed to Fairtrade and all it stands for; fair pay, conditions and a brighter future for all workers.

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Here at Sacred Grounds we’re Organic through and through. Regular coffee is ridiculously high in all types of chemicals which isn’t just bad for you, but devastating for the sustainability of the land. If you’re wondering whether you should make the switch, read our post on 5 reasons to drink organic coffee. I guarantee that you’ll think twice after reading it!

How important are organic products in your household?

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Emma Watson

From creating her own ‘Ozzie Mozzie Editorial’ newspaper when she was 10 to writing for ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, Emma has always loved to write. She spends her time looking after her two kids and tapping away at the keyboard blogging at filmandfood.com.au, writing for Howards Storage World and of course, for Sacred Grounds Organic. Her love of a good small cappuccino (with one sugar!) and social justice makes this a match made in heaven. Emma loves a good book, travelling and hanging at the beach with her little crew.

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