People are searching and yearning to RETURN TO NATURE in every aspect of their lives. From groceries to architecture the word ECO, ORGANIC, NATURAL, HYBRID have been incorporated in our daily venacular.
However, with increasing demands and a saturated market, people are getting confused on what is or isn't REALLY from nature. In an effort to live a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE, it is often difficult to know where to begin. With terms such as Natural, Sustainable and Organic splattered on every label, in our search for NATURE, what do these terms mean?
SUSTAINABLE: This label applies when an item is produced in ways that minimize its environment impact, whether it's made in a solar-powered factory, uses renewable resources or biodegradable packaging.
NATURALLY DERIVED: It's a term used for a product whose raw materials come from a natural source, such as botanicals and fruit extracts, but have been chemically altered to make the formulation.
NATURAL: A formula that is primarily made up of natural ingredients and contains no petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or dyes. Any parabens or sulfates that might be in it is naturally derived.
ORGANIC: The official USDA certification is given to products made from natural ingredients that have been grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
These terms are a mere preview of the vast knowledge there is to learn about the products that emerge from the resources of the land. The need to return to nature is not a mere trend, but a cry to lead healthier and peaceful LIVES. People want to know what they are eating and be more conscious in their choices. Whether is visiting one's local fresh markets or growing a vegetable garden in one's background, the possibilities are endless and feasible.