Shocking Victory for Proponents of Alternative Medicine
Approved in the United States in , sucralose—sometimes marketed as Splenda—is used in soft drinks, baked goods, ice cream, and other products, including ones you might not expect, such as frozen dinners and English muffins. Adipic acid is sometimes used as the acid in bottled drinks and throat lozenges. If I thought it would be possible to make you think, I might try. Meat processors love sodium nitrite because it stabilizes the red color in cured meat without nitrite, hot dogs and bacon would look gray and gives a characteristic flavor. Therefore, exposure should be eliminated from all sources and appliances. These lifespans are short.
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Michael Pollan really wants you to cook. Best BBQ spots in the U. The difference between grilling and barbecue. How a Mexican snack became an American staple. What not to do. Crib this rib style. Perfect your slow-cooker wings, drumsticks, breasts and thighs. We are a hot dog nation. Make the tastiest turkey burger ever. All the data is there to justify logically, scientifically, and economically, why we should have a sugary drinks tax.
In New Zealand that is 26 percent of all sugar kids get from sugar sweetened drinks. Of course they should be taxed. Of course they are contributing to obesity and diet related disease. Of course they are, we all know it.
I spent a year and a half working with the British government to convince them and show them the data that they need a tax.
I am here as hopefully hope. This is the new norm. There is a little proviso. No one likes tax. Even when I told my own organisation that we were going to spend two years dedicated to curating a new tax they must have thought I was mad. This is not regressive this is progressive. There is a proviso, you have to make sure that the money raised from this tax goes to elementary or primary schools in NZ. For sport, for food education right, to get kids understanding where food comes from and how it affects their body and then you will find it polls really well.
In Britain this tax polled 75 per cent. Politicians in the room, activists, come together. Come together, this is new money! This is new money for the children of New Zealand. Anyone that could debate this needs a slap.
The science is there, the data is there, the measurements there. So today is a beautiful day. Thank you everyone in the room that has come together. I know you would rather be doing different things, but you care about this. It looks like you are way more organised than we were, but we won guys, we won, we got it through. We got it through. It is now ratified, it is happening. And here is the genius, it was never about the sugary drinks tax, it is not just about that. That is one of hundreds of things we need to do environmentally to make our countries less obesogenic for our children.
But what I have seen in Britain in four months is a complete reformulation of not just sugar but salt and fat in Britain. The sugary drinks tax has been a reformulation turbo charge. Guys lots of love, have a brilliant week and go and kick some arse from your government. Unfortunately, this gland is bombarded with numerous toxins due to the modern lifestyles we lead, the unhealthy foods we consume, and the stress we are daily exposed to.
Therefore, it becomes hardened, calcified, and its function is impeded. However, if you detoxify it, you will restore its function completely. The pineal gland has the size of a pea and is located in the center of the brain. Its shape is similar to a small Pinecone. Its role is to secrete Melatonin, a chemical whose function is to regulate our sleeping patterns. Yet, this strong antioxidant also slows down aging.
Additionally, the pineal gland also secretes another hormone, serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter which maintains a balance of the mind and keeps us happy. Scientists have still not confirmed this, but people claim that melatonin supplements create elevated feelings of empathy.
Also, it has been hypothesized that the pineal gland produces DMT, a chemical linked to creativity, dreams, and hallucination. Decalcify the Pineal Gland. The pineal gland gets calcified as a result of the accumulation of toxins.
The main culprit is Sodium Fluoride, which is found in most drinking water, and many kinds of toothpaste. Other causes of calcification of the pineal gland include: This vitamin is manifested in two ways- K1 and K2. The first one is found in green leafy vegetables, while K2 is created by microflora in the intestines, and is found in foods like eggs yolks, chicken or goose livers, dairy from organically reared cows, fish roe, sauerkraut, fish oils omega 3 , and shellfish.
In a combination with vitamins A and D3, it eliminates calcium from arteries and the pineal gland and transfers it into the bones instead. Studies have shown that iodine eliminates sodium fluoride through the urine. Yet, many people are deficient in it, so you should eat more iodine-rich foods, like seaweed, Yet, make sure you also consume calcium as it lowers its levels.
Garlic is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics, and it also detoxifies the pineal gland by dissolving calcium. You should consume half a bulb every 2 days, and if its odor is too strong for you, soak it in some freshly squeezed lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar.
Raw apple cider vinegar is high in malic acid which detoxifies this gland, so you can add it to salads and enjoy its benefits. Boron is another potent pineal gland detoxifier, and It removes fluoride from the body system, preventing further calcification. Distilled water is the purest water form, so it washes away toxins and calcium deposits. Yet, make sure you also consume minerals during this method.
Tamarind is commonly used in the Ayurveda, and it is made from the bark of the Tamarind Tree. It effectively eliminates fluoride through the urine. The health of the pineal gland is of high importance for the overall health, as it improves the feelings of well-being and the sleep patterns. You should perform a day detox to cleanse it and support its function and make sure you reduce the intake of fluoride as much as possible.
The Secrets of the Pineal Gland. August 2 From: Loos that deal with manipulating the human nervous system by the use of electromagnetic fields! Who is Hendricus G. Henry Loos, or Dr. Hank Loos, has been awarded 11 U. Some of the patents include: USP Apparatus and method for generating and containing plasma having ultra high temperatures.
USP An optical instrument for measurement of particle size distribution. USP Remote magnetic manipulation of nervous systems. USP Pulsative manipulation f nervous systems. USP Method and apparatus for manipulating nervous system. USP Subliminal acoustic manipulation of nervous system.
USP Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitor. A group of researchers under the name Dr H Loos were actually a group of hired professionals for researching and inventing such devices which could be developed and used for mass mind control, PSYOPS, behaviour modification later by CIA.
Who knows what the facts really are when vested interests probably want to keep confusion rank. However, I revert back to the Justia website with its extensive listing of patents and patents pending, which indicate someone has patents for something that borders upon non-thermal radiation at low levels that can and does effectuate the human nervous system upon application of certain techniques granted under U. Here are some of the patents and information relating to Hendricus G.
Loos as published at Justica:. Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors Patent number: Remote magnetic manipulation of nervous systems Patent number: Pulse variability in electric field manipulation of nervous systems Patent number: Pulsative manipulation of nervous systems Patent number: Electric fringe field generator for manipulating nervous systems Patent number: Subliminal acoustic manipulation of nervous systems Patent number: Method and apparatus for associative memory Patent number: Magnetic excitation of sensory resonances Patent number: Thermal excitation of sensory resonances Patent number: Bipolar fog abatement system Patent number: Multiple wavelength instrument for measurement of particle size distribution Patent number: In reading the above information, one has to question whether some of the patents are being used in various microwave technologies, smart gadgets and appliances, and possibly even with weather geoengineering.
Those patents confirm scientific information and applications, I think , which ought to be brought to the attention of all fifty state public utility commissions regarding electromagnetic frequencies; how their applications at various low hertz levels function; and their effects on the human organism especially since utility companies are exposing customers to electromagnetic frequencies from smart meters, which are making people sick, disoriented and electromagnetically hypersensitive at frequencies thousands times faster than the frequencies in the patents granted above.
See what I mean? These findings strongly suggest a significant decline in male reproductive health that has serious implications beyond fertility and reproduction, given recent evidence linking poor semen quality with higher risk of hospitalization and death. In the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count, researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report a significant decline in sperm concentration and total sperm count among men from Western countries.
The study also indicates the rate of decline among Western men is not decreasing: The UN justified massive immigration 17 years ago in their plan to replace the people, the culture, the laws of Western Civilization with the third world. Today, a massive study shows that in Western countries alone sperm rates have plunged — and men are also sicker and dying sooner.
The research was led by Dr. While declines in sperm count have been reported since , the question has remained controversial because of limitations in past studies. However, the current study uses a broader scope and rigorous meta-regression methods, conservatively addresses the reliability of study estimates, and controls for factors that might help explain the decline such as age, abstinence time, and selection of the study population.
The findings have important public health implications. First, these data demonstrate that the proportion of men with sperm counts below the threshold for subfertility or infertility is increasing. Moreover, given the findings from recent studies that reduced sperm count is related to increased morbidity and mortality, the ongoing decline points to serious risks to male fertility and health. While the current study did not examine causes of the observed declines, sperm count has previously been plausibly associated with environmental and lifestyle influences, including prenatal chemical exposure, adult pesticide exposure, smoking, stress and obesity.
Therefore, sperm count may sensitively reflect the impact of the modern environment on male health across the lifespan and serve as a "canary in the coal mine" signaling broader risks to male health. Have Sperm Counts Declined? In the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report a significant decline in sperm concentration and total sperm count among men from Western countries.
Research on causes of this ongoing decline and their prevention is urgently needed. The total fertility rate TFR is the average number of children born to each woman in a country.
These vary by country but globally work out to around 2. The reason the replacement rate is slightly higher than 2 is not only do women need to replace themselves and the father but also to factor in children who die before reaching adulthood and women who die before the end of their child bearing years.
With that in mind, you can see that many countries in the world all in dark blue are now below replacement level including 3 of the 4 BRIC countries China, Russia and Brazil , all of Europe except France, Ireland and Turkey along with Japan, Canada and Australia, among others. This means that without immigration all these countries will see long term population decreases.
Globally the TFR has dropped from 4. If the rate keeps falling, the world population will eventually stop growing and may actually start shrinking towards the end of the 21st century. Here are several other interesting facts: By that number had risen to at least 72 countries. The lowest TFR rate in was Finland at 1. The highest rate in was Rwanda which had a TFR of 8. In , Niger had the highest rate with 6. In terms of absolute decreases the biggest drops have happened in Libya, Maldives, Kuwait, Qatar and Bangladesh.
In terms of relative decreases the biggest drops have occurred in St. For more stats see the Population Reference Bureau and Wikipedia. To learn more have a look at the following books: Fertility Rates and Population Decline: No Time for Children? WakeUpWorld Desperate measures are indeed needed for desperate times. Big black totalitarian clouds loom on the horizon. The Death Throws Of The Cabal Fall for any of its carefully cultivated illusions and you could end up broke, losing property, seriously ill, or even end up dead.
In response, this is my heartfelt advice on how to prepare for your survival in the unpredictable, not too distant potential future. Here are 14 ways to protect you, your family and friends from the escalating NWO agenda. Turn to select alternative media sources instead for the truth. Y The Hierarchy Enslaving You. Any advantages of selecting one party over the other because of say, a policy in your favour or advantage, such as a tax cut, will only be a short-term payoff.
Drink Good Clean or Filtered Water. Avoid chemically-impregnated tap water and plastic bottled water. Drink adequate amounts and keep your body well hydrated. Eat plenty of organic fruit and vegetables, seeds and nuts. For more information please see: Chemical laden, processed, irradiated or GMO foods should be avoided. For more information, please see: Extreme temperatures cause the nutritional value vitamins and enzymes in particular to denature and greatly reduces the food value.
Keep the heat down! Avoid Vaccines and Vaccinations. I know, like other things mentioned in my list, this may come as quite a shock to some people. Have Toxic Amalgam Fillings Removed. Mercury amalgam fillings have been known to cause brain damage , lower IQ, contribute to depression and harbour disease-causing bacteria. Dental decay can be prevented with good nutrition, like for example using coconut oil as a mouthwash since it contains the antibacterial lauric acid.
In line with point 12, grow your own food. There are indeed many excellent websites advising how this can be done. I have been saying that self-sufficiency, especially in the way of home-grown food, is a major factor in workable communities. Discernment and unity are other major factors. Have sufficient physical cash on standby in case of emergency: You may want to consider converting some of your hard earned cash into gold or silver coins as a good investment.
Try looking at non-power grid alternative energy supplies to power up your home. How about solar panels or batteries or supplemental wind generators… etc? Electric vehicles would also not be a bad idea. Much of this is spent on chemotherapy, which is well-known to weaken patients, sacrifice their immune systems and make them susceptible to co-infections, diseases and other complications. In addition to these side-effects, it has now been discovered that while chemotherapy does kill cancer cells, it can also trigger cancer cells to disperse throughout the body triggering more aggressive tumors to develop in the lungs and other vital bodily systems.
It is thought the toxic medication switches on a repair mechanism in the body which ultimately allows tumours to grow back stronger. The cancer cells are reacting to chemotherapy by dispersing throughout the body to look for new hosts.
Karagiannis discovered that mice exposed to chemotherapy saw an increase the number of cancer cells circulating throughout the body and lungs. There are many approaches to treating cancer, and shockingly many of the natural approaches which require few if any drugs are actually illegal in our society. The preferred mainstream cancer treatment has become a means of capitalizing on human suffering, and while it has long been suspected that chemo can do more harm than good, we now have research indicating that this is indeed the case.
Chemotherapy Found To Spread Cancer Throughout The Body, Warn Scientists Though conventional medicine claims to be winning the war against cancer, along with the holistic health community, we at Natural News have consistently been trying to expose one of the biggest frauds known in human history: Brainwashed by doctors, oncologists, and the mainstream media, most cancer patients think their only hope for survival is chemotherapy.
In America, treating cancer is BIG business. Since the cancer industry makes billions of dollars each year, a cure is not what they are after. Conventional cancer treatments not only fail miserably, they are also designed to make cancer patients sicker.
Though chemotherapy may shrink the initial tumor s , what is happening in the background is far more important. It is the one dark and criminal truth nobody seems to knows about.
A new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine earlier this month proved what we have been saying for decades; conventional cancer treatments cause more cancer. Eventually, the drugs will make you sick again, pushing patients towards a second round of expensive treatments.
Clever money generating trick: Instead of helping patients to get rid of the disease, they temporarily put it on hold so they can take the dollars twice. In , an estimated 1,, new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed and about , people will die from the disease in the United States, according to the annual report by the American Cancer Society. The New York scientists explained that while shrinking the tumors, chemotherapy simultaneously opens new doorways for tumors to spread into the blood system, triggering more aggressive tumors which often result in death.
The researchers believe toxic chemo drugs switch on repair mechanisms in the body that allow tumors to grow back faster. The team also discovered that chemotherapy increased the number of cancer cells circulating the body and lungs of mice.
Though this study only investigated the effects of chemotherapy on breast cancer, the researchers are currently experimenting with other types of cancer to see if similar effects occur, reported The Telegraph. He recommends taking a small amount of tumor tissue after a few doses of preoperative chemotherapy.
If the markers are increased, the therapy should be terminated immediately. Chemotherapy found to spread cancer. This study is not the first to demonstrate the ways in which chemotherapy can trigger secondary or metastatic cancers.
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program to investigate the question whether chemo encourages cancer to spread throughout the body. Many studies later, we can no longer ignore the answer to that question.
YES, patients are dying from chemotherapy, not cancer itself. It has been shown to not only cause secondary cancers but also accelerates tumor growth and causes cancer cells to become resistant to treatment.
What does this number say about the effectiveness and risks of therapy? Do these people know more? And what is the mainstream media hiding from us? Due to the devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system, and an extremely low success rate, three of every four doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy , according to polls taken by the McGill Cancer Center.
When your body is fighting cancer, the last thing it needs is more cancer-inducing, immune suppressing chemicals, right? Though all scientists and doctors know that chemotherapy is pure poison and can make things worse, the U. Food and Drug Administration FDA outlaws doctors from choosing non-chemical routes, such as vitamins, supplements, herbs, superfoods, and other natural cancer solutions , for their patients. Over the past few years, one study after another has been coming out, linking chemotherapy to cancer.
Yet authorities fail to make the healthy call. How much more proof do they need before they start to acknowledge that there are far better, less expensive real cures out there? Geoengineering the sky has been a worldwide phenomenon since the start of commercial aviation.
Ships and jet aircraft are covering our skies in man-made clouds. Contrail cirrus clouds trap heat and likely are a greater threat than CO2 so scientists are experimenting with jet biofuels and flight routing to engineer clouds that cool the planet.
This active experiment goes on everyday, over your heads, with over , flights a day worldwide and zero accountability. Space Weather Modification is also gaining more publicity.
Next the military began using sounding rockets and satellites to create heavy ion clouds in space by dumping Barium, Strontium, and Sulfur Hexaflouride into our ionosphere.
This page is an effort to raise awareness of atmospheric experimentation and to lobby for transparency in the geoengineering and weather modification industries, and hopefully to see an end to weather control efforts, both intentional and unintentional, in hopes that one day my child will see natural weather.
Geoengineering, Weather Modification, and Weaponizing Nature. See this Google Fusion Table. Click on the image above to view a larger version in a new window Related: Geoengineering programs, proposals, experiments, field trials, and weather modification programs worldwide. Mapping the landscape of climate engineering. A , doi: After lying about weaponizing the weather, has audio played back to him to prove it, then lies again. Climate Change and Geoengineering: A stunning admission from the scientific community.
The Past part 1. Climate change scientists launch geoengineering experiment that may accidentally cause global famine. TheContrail The corrupt medical profession and inherent dangers of vaccines: The issues of vaccines - suicide - euthanasia are all inseparable in terms of Nazi philosophy. Eleven Common Symptoms Of The Global Depopulation Slow Kill Remember, in Nazi Germany it involved not only killing off undesirable groups of people by lethal injection and gassing, but mass sterilizing others so that they could not reproduce.
I have a younger sister who, like myself, is a retired physician in Holland who has worked in Belgium also so I am very well informed what is happening there now. Although I live in NZ and am elderly, I still keep myself well informed. In fact, modern doctors in The Netherlands and Belgium now are much worse than the Nazi doctors ever were, and what has already happened in Belgium is spreading out across the whole western world including here in New Zealand at present.
But he or she is. This is very much worse than would have been the case under Hitler. I note you included in your previous email some YouTube clips illustrating what is going on in Belgium right now. But may I say it is much worse than that.
It is only beginning to escalate in Europe presently, yet is in the process of expanding worldwide. Now if the euthanasia of these people itself is not bad enough, do you know that already in about half of the cases these people are being murdered without their consent. I mean to say, it is not far away from anyone who criticizes the government being classified as mentally unstable, then being arrested and given a lethal injection without his or her consent and sent on their way — to paradise or hell as the case may be.
Allow Me To Die: The same promises were made when email and smartphones were invented. The same is now happening with the IoT. The potential benefits grow bright, while the dangers are cast into the quiet shadows. The touch-screen on the fridge will be selling you low-fat yogurt. Google could even have your NEST thermostat , with its many uses , telling you the weight-loss benefits of having the heat turned up.
It used to be the case that our private dwellings were our quiet escape from the bombardments of the high street. But marketers encroached on that privacy through TV ads, cold calling, and more recently, our connected devices. Small devices that track everything from the steps you take, to a minute-by-minute analysis of your cortisol levels. In other words, if we have enough data, we will know exactly what to do to become the perfect version of ourselves.
Vodafone prepares mobile network for NZ's expected IoT surge. Society will cast asunder us fat, unhappy ones simply for choosing human error over a life dictated by algorithms and apps. The corporations will no-doubt punish us, too.
A Waste of Money. It used to be that when we bought a washing machine, it was a rare expense. The next one would be purchased in 15 years or so. Something might go wrong in the meantime, but the guy down the road would fix it. Today, washing machines have a much shorter lifespan. We have to be prepared to shell out for a new one around every five years thanks to planned obsolescence.
A new smartphone, smartwatch, and tablet every three or four years. A new laptop every four to five years. These lifespans are short. Until the IoT, that is. Your mattress may not need replacing every couple of years, but the sensor inside of it may do. The same goes for your kitchen table, and the sofa.
For cheaper connected devices like the kettle, toaster, your belt , light switches and door knobs; expect replacement of these components to become a new, regular expense. The Internet has been around for around 20 years now, and its security is far from perfect.
The IoT, on the other hand, is primitive. And so is its security. People are leaving default passwords set , leaving their devices massively vulnerable to attack. But who can blame them? Who would want to manually change the password for 75 devices around home and work? NZ firms unwilling to go down Internet of Things rabbithole. A World of No Privacy. When companies know our lives inside and out, they can use that data to make us buy even more stuff.
Once they control your data, they control you. When that data is anonymous, it helps companies sell to broad market segments. More preferable, and more valuable, is when that data is relatable to an individual i. Spark NZ rolls out nationwide IoT network When a supermarket knows the food that you buy, they can offer you completely personalized deals.
When Amazon tracks the products you look at, they can recommend other products based on your individual taste. But it also means that any information tracked about us, can be linked back to us. The calls you make, messages you send, food you eat, clothes you buy, photos you take. This information is all open for the picking. Once your connected devices are neatly synced up, the picture of you available to corporations and governments will be more detailed than you could ever imagine.
Kids around the world are suffering from. Family time is being ruined by smartphone notifications. What more do we expect from technology? All this is setting us up for is complete digital burn-out. People are tired of relying so much on technology. One of the most pressing technological choices we make today concerns the ecosystems we opt for. When we buy a laptop, do we choose Windows, or Apple? When we buy a smartphone, do we choose Android or iOS? A nation of smart cities: When it comes to the IoT, the choice is even more important.
The entire industry is fragmented. The IoT will undoubtedly bring benefits. After all, the IoT will run on Big Data. And Big Data means Big Money. The focus of this article has largely been on the use of the IoT in the home.
Yet the technology behind the IoT is doing some amazing works outside of the home as well. In the US, smart-tech is listening out for the sound of gunshots in neighborhoods. Instead we should focus our efforts on how we can use this technology to make real change. On how the IoT can offer real benefits to those who need it. What other things scare you about the Internet of Things? What should we be wary of, and what should we be looking to avoid?
New Zealand Embraces a New Revolution. Spark New Zealand to commence nationwide Internet of Things. Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network — branded as 5G — that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics, Hebrew University, Israel recently detailed how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths.
We need the potential adverse health impacts of 5G to be seriously evaluated before we blanket our children, ourselves and the environment with this radiation. Yuri Feldman, indicate that millimeter and submillimeter waves may lead to preferential layer absorption. The number of sweat ducts within human skin varies from two million to four million. The researchers pointed to replicated peer research of these biological effects in laboratory research conducted in other countries and considered this mechanism of action well proven.
Verizon just announced that 5G networks will be tested in 11 U. Proposed installations have lead to public outcry in residential areas where homeowners do not want antennas mounted at their yards or near schools. Several researchers at the conference raised concerns that current regulations are not adequate to protect public health.
Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, Chief Editor of Radiation and Health, stated that the international organization — called ICNIRP — developing recommendations for public exposure limits of these higher frequencies was planning to classify all the skin in the human body as belonging to the limbs rather than to the head or torso. Medical experts worldwide are calling for action. Cindy Russell detailed the state of science in a recent Santa Clara Medical Association article and concluded:.
For reasons that remain mysterious, those under the influence of psychiatric medication often specifically choose to hang themselves in their moment of peak impulsivity.
Are these just rare anecdotes? Is this just the cost of treatment that is helpful for most? I believe first and foremost in informed consent. If you are informed of the risks, benefits, and alternatives to a given treatment, you will be empowered to make the best decision for yourself based on your personal, family, philosophical, and religious life context.
The word organic is central to the certification and organic food marketing process, and this is also questioned by some. Where organic laws exist, producers cannot use the term legally without certification. To bypass this legal requirement for certification, various alternative certification approaches, using currently undefined terms like "authentic" and "natural", are emerging.
In the US, motivated by the cost and legal requirements of certification as of Oct. In the UK, the interests of smaller-scale growers who use "natural" growing methods are represented by the Wholesome Food Association , which issues a symbol based largely on trust and peer-to-peer inspection.
Organic certification, as well as fair trade certification , has the potential to directly and indirectly contribute to the achievement of some of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs , which are the eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in , with all United Nations member states committed to help achieve the MDGs by With the growth of ethical consumerism in developed countries, imports of eco-friendly and socially certified produce from the poor in developing countries have increased, which could contribute towards the achievement of the MDGs.
A study by Setboonsarng reveals that organic certification substantially contributes to MDG1 poverty and hunger and MDG7 environmental sustainability by way of premium prices and better market access, among others.
This study concludes that for this market-based development scheme to broaden its poverty impacts, public sector support in harmonizing standards, building up the capacity of certifiers, developing infrastructure development, and innovating alternative certification systems will be required. The Commission's main goals are to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade.
The Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection. In some countries, organic standards are formulated and overseen by the government. The United States , the European Union , Canada and Japan have comprehensive organic legislation, and the term "organic" may be used only by certified producers.
Being able to put the word "organic" on a food product is a valuable marketing advantage in today's consumer market, but does not guarantee the product is legitimately organic. Certification is intended to protect consumers from misuse of the term, and make buying organics easy. However, the organic labeling made possible by certification itself usually requires explanation.
In countries without organic laws, government guidelines may or may not exist, while certification is handled by non-profit organizations and private companies. Internationally, equivalency negotiations are underway, and some agreements are already in place, to harmonize certification between countries, facilitating international trade. Where formal agreements do not exist between countries, organic product for export is often certified by agencies from the importing countries, who may establish permanent foreign offices for this purpose.
The vision is to establish the use of one single global reference the COROS to access the quality of standards rather than focusing on bilateral agreements. The Certcost was a research project that conducted research and prepared reports about the certification of organic food.
The website will be available until Organic agricultural operations should ultimately maintain or improve soil and water quality, and conserve wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. Also in the U. The final rule was published in the Federal Register in Farms or handling facilities can be certified by private, foreign, or State entities, whose agents are accredited by the USDA accredited agents are listed on the USDA website.
Operations seeking certification must first submit an application for organic certification to a USDA-accredited certifying agent including the following: Inspection The during the site visit, the inspector observes onsite practices and compares them to the OSP, looks for any potential contamination by prohibited materials or any risk of potential contamination , and takes soil, tissue, or product samples as needed.
At farming operations, the inspector will also examine the fields, water systems, storage areas, and equipment, assess pest and weed management, check feed production, purchase records, livestock and their living conditions, and records of animal health management practices. If the facility also processes or handles nonorganic materials, the inspector will also analyze the measures in place to prevent comingling. If the written application and operational inspection are successful, the certifying agent will issue an organic certificate to the applicant.
The producer or handler must then submit an updated application and OSP, pay recertification fees to the agent, and undergo annual onsite inspections to receive recertification annually.
Federal legislation defines three levels of organic foods. Under these two categories, no nonorganic agricultural ingredients are allowed when organic ingredients are available. Both of these categories may also display the "USDA Organic" seal, and must state the name of the certifying agent on the information panel. Any remaining agricultural ingredients must be produced without excluded methods, including genetic modification, irradiation, or the application of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, or biosolids.
Non-agricultural ingredients used must be allowed on the National List. Organic ingredients must be marked in the ingredients list e. Also, USDA ingredients from plants cannot be genetically modified. Wine labeled as made with other organic fruit cannot have sulfites added to it. Organic textiles made be labeled organic and use the USDA organic seal if the finished product is certified organic and produced in full compliance with USDA organic regulations.
If all of a specific fiber used in a product is certified organic, the label may state the percentage of organic fibers and identify the organic material. A mass balance audit verifies that enough organic product and ingredients have been produced or purchased to match the amount of product sold.
Each ingredient and product must have an assigned lot number to ensure the existence of a proper audit trail. Some of the earliest organizations to carry out organic certification in North America were the California Certified Organic Farmers , founded in , and the voluntary standards and certification program popularized by the Rodale Press in Once certified, USDA organic products can be exported to countries currently engaged in organic trade agreements with the U.
In Canada , certification was implemented at the federal level on June 30, Mandatory certification is required for agricultural products represented as organic in import, export and inter-provincial trade, or that bear the federal organic logo. They must undergo organic management for one year before their products can be considered certified organic.
EU countries acquired comprehensive organic legislation with the implementation of the EU-Eco-regulation Supervision of certification bodies is handled on the national level. It has been mandatory throughout the EU since July In a new logo was chosen through a design competition and online public vote. Unlike earlier labels no words are presented on the label lifting the requirement for translations referring to organic food certification. The new EU organic label has been implemented since July and has replaced the old European Organic label.
However, producers that have had already printed and ready to use packaging with the old label were allowed to use them in the upcoming 2 years. Besides the public organic certification regulation EU-Eco-regulation in , there are various private organic certifications available:.
Following private bodies certify organic produce: These bodies provide controlling of processes tied with issueing of certificate of origin. In France , organic certification was introduced in It has established a green-white logo of "AB - agriculture biologique. The certification process is overseen a public institute "Agence française pour le développement et la promotion de l'agriculture biologique" usually shortended to "Agence bio" established in November In Germany the national label was introduced in September following in the footsteps of the political campaign of "Agrarwende" agricultural major shift led by minister Renate Künast of the Greens party.
This campaign was started after the outbreak of mad-cow disease in The effects on farming are still challenged by other political parties. The national "Bio"-label in its hexagon green-black-white shape has gained wide popularity - in there were companies having certified products. The popularity of the label is extending to neighbouring countries like Austria, Switzerland and France. In the German-speaking countries there have been older non-government organizations that had issued labels for organic food long before the advent of the EU organic food regulations.
Their labels are still used widely as they significantly exceed the requirements of the EU regulations.