Pseudo organics con?

06/10/14 at 10:48am

Cape Town - Buying organic food is, in theory, a simple exercise. You just have to read the label. On the back (or front, or side) of any organic item there should be a tiny logo, in much the same way as food is certified Kosher or Halaal.

Then there are other good-for-you green terms casually stuck on to our food - "natural", "sustainable", "free range", or "organically grown"...

So what are you buying?

While there's no ambiguity in the formal definition of certified organic (the exact phrasing and legal terms might vary slightly from country to country, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN provides a comparative overview here) there’s only one problem with these rules: in South Africa, they’re not law.

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