This means no artificial pesticides, no herbicides, no hormones and no growth promotants that have a questionable place in our aim to maintain healthy bodies. The same logic of natural and preventative health management (rather than reactive diseasemanagement) is applied to GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, that the organic industry prohibits in the production of organic foods. With many safe and proven forms of farming already available, the organic farmer believes it is important to allow Mother Nature to provide us with food the way nature intended.

For organically processed foods and personal care products, only minimal processing is permitted, with a limited number of non-agricultural but natural or traditional ingredients allowed. Hence no synthetic chemicals, unnatural dyes, colourings, flavourings or other additives are allowed. (Organic and Natural Living, Issue one.)