Organics - A choice for Life



Organics – A choice for Life

By Jenny Slabber, General Manager Talborne Organics


“Is Organics not overdone?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I encounter.


Organics is a buzzword, very IN, and in marketing an expression to describe anything from shampoo to company growth.  This overuse dilutes a serious message.  Organics is a means to return to a more natural lifestyle in order to sustain the health of the earth and her ecosystems for future generations.


Between 1960 and 2000 the worlds populations doubled from three billion to six billion.  The Millennium Eco-system Assessment reports immense damage to ecosystems which are fundamental to human life, to meet the increased demand for food, fresh water, timber and fibre.


Our generation is starting to feel the impact of this degradation in poor health, increased pollution, global warming and loss of plant and animal species.


What is organics?


The essence of organics is to build up soil health (soil life like beneficial micro-organism) humus content (compost), structure of the soil and nutrient levels, to provide quality plant, animal and human life through quality food.


Anything that damages the environment, pollutes, kills ecosystems or causes toxicity in food, soil, air or water is forbidden.  When a product, food or process is certified organic the user is assured that a stringent inspection and control system governed by worldwide standards through the International Federation of Organic Agricultural movements (IFOAM) is applied.


Our organic response


Make a choice today for life.  Be more aware of the resources you use and the impact of your activities on the greater environment.  Choose to buy organically produced food for your own health and that of the environment.  Reduce waste and recycle.  Cut out excessive use of energy e.g. fuel and electricity.  Don’t use poisons in your home and garden, rather use natural alternatives.  Nurture your body to maintain health rather than medicate a poor constitution.  Choose natural rather than synthetic or processed products wherever possible.  Teach your children to enjoy and appreciate natures abundance.


“The ability of ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted” extract from The Millennium Eco-system Assessment Report.