The term organic is used in abundance today. But what exactly is biological? Simply put, the ‘organic’ quality mark stands for the fact that, among other things, the fruit and vegetables that bear this quality mark do not contain chemical pesticides.
The fact that no agricultural poison is used on your fruit and vegetables also comes with a higher price. In addition, the term ‘sustainable’ food and drink exists. But what’s the difference?
It is becoming increasingly common that large numbers of pesticides are found on various types of fruit and vegetables that are for sale in the supermarket. The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Netherlands revealed that up to thirteen different agents were found on strawberries from Dutch supermarkets.
This concerns two to four different pesticides per tray. In this case, it is often about fungicides. Despite this amount, it falls within the standard of the regulations on pesticides. There are no demonstrable dangers. Apart from health, it has major consequences for the environment.
Fortunately, it can also be done without pesticides. If this is the case, it is grown organically. For companies, a switch to organic farming costs a lot of money. Only after 3 years the pesticides that were used previously have disappeared from the soil. A disadvantage of working organically is the high chance of crop failure. Fruits such as strawberries, berries and cherries are extremely vulnerable. The switch is more logical for the consumer than for the grower.
Do you find it difficult to always choose organic? Then choose to eat and drink sustainably as much as possible. Where organic is a quality mark, sustainable living is fairly easy for everyone to apply. Sustainable food and drink has a different perspective than organic food and drink. Sustainability includes, for example, preventing food waste, eating less meat and choosing seasonal products.
at dr. Blend is sustainability at the forefront. Our bottles, recognizable by the white cap, are made from recycled material biobased plastic (biodegradable) and pet plastic. The latter can be reused up to five times. In addition, there is a deposit on the 400ml juices.
The Dr. Blend boxes juices are made from recycled cardboard. Dr. Blend is honest to the consumer about the production process. The leftover pulp from the fruit and vegetables we use is sustainably reused.
Think of compost, use in other products or as a donation to farms. Do you want to enjoy delicious and healthy juices sustainably? Check out drblend.com. the Dr. Blend HPP cold pressed juices are real taste sensations.