What It Means to Be Organic

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In order to pursue a healthy way of living, let’s get to know what the hell does being “organic” mean. 

Organic veggies, organic production, organic cosmetic…organic this…organic that…
There are many things that are labeled “organic” in the market.

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But what does “organic” mean? How many of you, Millennials, have ever wondered the meaning of this term?
“Organic” (the way it is used in the various products) means:

not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products:

(from Cambridge Dictionary)

Organic way of production means, as stated above, production without “artificial chemicals”, “using non-chemical fertilizers” or just a “natural” production.

There are products like organic cosmetics, organic food, materials like organic cotton, or the way of living – organic lifestyle.

Now, let’s get into why “organic” is so popular and might be very important. But before we do that, I’d like to start from the “non-organic” way of production.

Non-organic = production process using chemicals. Although carrying a bad vibe in it, what’s really so bad about it? First of all, the non-organic way of producing goods is always targeted to a mass-production & mass-consumption. Quantity comes first, Quality comes AFTER. Industrial way of production, often sweatshops, cheap labor in factories in the 3rd world countries, enables to produce products with bad quality (1) using cheap labor. (2)

However, mass-production allows us to get off-seasonal goods at all times of the year. We can eat strawberries in the wintertime if we want to, although they are most delicious in early summer, we can have melons in wintertime and so on and so forth. No matter the weather. All the foods that were grown in a chemically fertilized soil with much toxins on them, later on, sprayed with “anti-moldicides” and pesticides are delivered to our doorsteps unusually fresh and juicy.  Since they are produced in a gross gross (get it?) stable production and supply (3) are possible throughout most of the year whatever the product is and the goods are most of the time ridiculously affordable. (4)

Now back to “organic”. Organic stuff is good quality (1) in the first place because products are made from the materials that are few in nature, limited or have some limitations to their mass-production. (3)
Labor cost tends to be more expensive (2) than non-organic production, therefore, resulting in the high price (4) in the end.

(Compare the above-numbered factors in both organic and non-organic productions)

So as we see, organic is “a fuckin pain in the ass” for the major corporations. (That’s how I imagine the executives would think hahaha!) The cost performance (return on the investment or cost-return ratio) is shit, the profit is low and it’s just not cool to go organic. Well, I get it. I mean companies equal business. Business means sales. If the sales don’t go well, then it’s not worth doing. Much cost and little profit, who would do that, honestly?

So here we are, getting to the important point of “being organic”.

Organic IS NOT based on business but is based on MORALITY. Ah, hits the sore spot? Concerning our health, concerning the environment, going organic is far better and is the best option LONGTERM from the standpoint of the earth’s and humanity’s future. We human beings have to learn NOT to be able to get anything at any times we want.

To learn more → Click to the next article on why “Organic” does not go popular worldwide.

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