In recent years, various kinds of health products that claim to be "natural" and "additive free" have been circulating. But is natural correspondent to organic?
The term "natural", without being strictly defined or regulated represents substances that originally exist in nature but still have the opportunity to be contaminated and contain chemicals that adversely affect the human body.
Organic corresponds to the whole value chain; production, process, reproduction and sales stages are all based on organic standards and certified by the source certification authority or regulatory authority. In terms of planting, chemical pesticides and fertilizers should be avoided. Crop rotation, animal and plant composting, artificial weeding, and biological control should be used to preserve the natural taste and nutrition of the food itself.
Tea as an example, some traders add a large amount of chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides, pigments, etc. during the planting process in order to increase productivity, so as to extend the shelf life of goods and improve their appearance.
Long-term consumption of these teas containing large amounts of chemical agents will make the body burdensome and have the opportunity to cause chronic diseases. The cocktail effect of mixing different types of chemicals can lead to a serious health crisis.
So don't be misled. Natural and organic are not the same!