Organic Farming

I’m strongly thinking about going vegan, for the most part any way. Only because I want to support the little animals under the PETA guidelines. Now I’m not saying all meat and game are mistreated, I know that they are not but if I think about killing an animal I just can’t do it. It’s a widely known fact that organically sourced is the best way forward, so when it comes to dairy I see no issue in guaranteeing it is organically sourced. Milking an animal causes them no harm (sometimes). However, I don’t believe that if you eat meat you support the mistreatment of animals and I love animals more than you, but personally now every time I go to eat some succulent roast beef, I see a fluffy little calf crying because it’s mother has been slaughtered and oh the heartbreak.

Organic food is products which avoid the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. All in all ensuring your food and the animals, we are consuming the products from, are healthier.


‘Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation. 
Organic agriculture is a systems approach to production that is working towards environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production. Instead, the agricultural systems rely on crop rotation, animal and plant manures, some hand weeding and biological pest control’.

One of the main reasons I struggle with organically sourced food is the price. I have to admit it does taste better (in my opinion). So I did some research. Organic food is cheapest when bought directly from a farmer or producer, such as a farm shop. I was pleased to find out that buying local, organic food will often cost less than the non-organic equivalent. Unfortunately, most of us cannot access organic food directly from the producer and therefore it tends to be more expensive than the basic non-organic equivalent in the supermarkets. It does pay to shop around. Some organic products cost less than premium non-organic products. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Items such as organic flour, milk, bread and butter can be cheaper, as can fresh seasonal produce such as salad. But who wants salad, stupid salad. If you do compare prices, you may actually find that many organic brands are cheaper than their conventional equivalents and are often on special offer.

There are other reasons, besides nutrition, that people choose organic food – such as taste, to avoid pesticides and a concern for the environment. It’s not just me, I’m not crazy, organic food tastes better. The organic movement also promotes better soil and it stands to reason that in the long run, organic farming is better for overall soil quality. Which you know, that’s good in itself really. Soil isn’t something you think about and tbf isn’t something I thought about until reading up on it, but healthy soil means healthy crops, vegetables, a lot of products that we consume grow in the ground. So having the right soil to nourish them I think is important. But what do I know I’m no nutrition expert just a millennial jumping on the band wagon thinking I can change the world with one blog post.

That isn’t what I think but Organic Farming has really caught my attention. So much that I told my boyfriend to be an Organic Farmer, he said no. Mainly because we don’t have the money to own a farm and well, you know, he’s not a farmer.

I just feel really bad, I support animal rights when it comes to cosmetic testing but it’s okay to kill them and eat them. It doesn’t make sense. I feel like such a hypocrite but I don’t believe that all animals farmed for their meat are unethically treated. I know that there is no humane way to kill something but doing it so the animals feel no pain or fear seems ethical to me. Certain animals in the wild such as lions cannot survive without meat, however we as humans can so are we just being greedy. This is my head atm. Indecisive and a mess.

p.s My orange facemask that makes you glow is made by L’Oreal. It is tested under dermatalogical control. Even though it is a facemask it’s still a cosmetic, it’s a luxury. It’s not a medical product it is a way of giving your skin that extra glow that so many of us need in the winter. 


„Dermatologically tested” means that a dermatologist has been in charge of the product tolerance tests that were carried out with voluntary test persons. However it does not provide any information regarding the way of testing, the amount of the product applied and how often on which specific body parts of the test persons, neither does it give any data regarding the results. It may even be possible that part of the test persons could not tolerate the product at all. The label „dermatologically tested” without further details has no practical value though and does not inform on the efficacy of the preparation. It is however possible to ask the manufacturer for details on the test design and the results.
By the way: every product on the market is dermatologically tested with or without statement printed on the container or label. According to the Cosmetic Decree (KVO) tolerance tests are a significant basis for the safety assessment of cosmetic products besides the declaration of the toxicological data of the ingredients. The label „dermatologically tested” only gives a false sense of safety which then in the particular case may not exist.

Consumers’ health and safety have always been an absolute priority for L’Oréal. As is the support of animal welfare. L’Oréal has developed a very rigorous safety evaluation procedure of its products, backed by Research. Well before the question of animal testing was raised by civil society or within a regulatory framework, L’Oréal has been committed to new methods of assessing safety that don’t involve animals. A true pioneer, L’Oréal has been reconstructing human skin models in laboratories to elaborate in vitro safety tests since 1979, as an alternative to animals. In 1989, L’Oréal completely ceased testing its products on animals, thus 14 years before the regulation required so. Today, L’Oréal no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule. Certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products, as it is still the case in China. L’Oréal has been the most active company working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years to have alternative testing methods recognized, and permit the cosmetic regulation to evolve towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or certain make-up are no longer tested on animals.

2 Comments

  1. December 13, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Hey thanks for this post! I agree with a lot of it. You should check out my blog if you want and I recommend the book, Eating Animals. It was so eye opening and he did an awesome job showing many different peoples views about the industry and organic vs not. 🙂

    • Elizabeth24602
      Author
      December 14, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      That’s great thank you, I’ll give it a read x

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