"Organic" means what exactly?

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  1. Ric2013 Active Member

    Ric2013

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    I've been thinking. I do that a lot. Specifically, though, I've been thinking about the "organic" denim that nudie sells.

    I have a farmer friend, here in the UK, who specialises in organic food and cosmetics. He tells me that food described as "organic" has to comply with a set of organic standards and should specify what set it complies with; usually organic food from the UK complies with Soil Association or Organic Farmers and Growers standards. However, he says, with cosmetics etc "organic" can legally mean very little, possibly just that the product contains plant-based products and that, if he wanted to, he could legally put all manner of chemicals into his organic cosmetics (not that he does).

    So, has nudie ever stated what it means by "organic"? Is the cotton non-GM, pesticide and artificial fertiliser free, as we'd hope, or what?
     
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    They use organic cotton in their jeans, which according to Wikipedia means the following:
    1) it is non-GMO
    2) it is grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides
    3) it promotes and enhances biodiversity and biological cycles
    4) if the cotton is grown in the USA, it must also meet the requirements enforced by the National Organic Program (NOP)

    Hope that answers your question.
     

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