Nature's Market - Vegetables
Fresh organic vegetables are without doubt the best vegetables you can get. Icelandic vegetables eaten in Iceland that have not been transported long distances taste especially good. Organic vegetables are cultivated in a manner which supports the ecosystem and sustains the wellbeing of the Earth. Vegetables are also the main element in many processed food products and therefore it is necessary to read what’s written on the packaging carefully. Here at Nature's Market detailed information about the ingredients and the certification of each product is available. Organic vegetables have not been washed with toxic chemicals. Preventive medicines have not been used either and only organic fertilizer is being used in organic farming. The environmental impact of organic farming is much more favorable than traditional farming in all aspects. This is guaranteed if the product has been certified by an acknowledged certifier. Within the EC there is a directive in use which defines what constitutes organic food. According to the directive it is forbidden to advertise food as organic unless it fulfills the demands of the said directive. The certifier ‘Tún’ in Iceland is a member of ‘IFOAM’, which is an international organisation that certifies organically grown food. The difference between ecological and organic growing of vegetables is that in organic growing synthetic fertilize and toxic chemicals aren’t permitted, while in ecological growing limited use of synthetic fertilizer and some toxic chemicals is. Ecological farming is quality controlled traditional farming and the controlling of quality is in the hands of farmer´s unions.
Supervision of the safety of vegetables sold in Iceland is in the hands of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority.
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir, Ingibjörg Elsa Björnsdóttir „Grænmeti á Náttúrumarkaði“, Náttúran.is: Feb. 17, 2014 URL: http://www.natturan.is/d/2007/10/25/grnmeti-nttrumarkainum/ [Skoðað:May 31, 2023]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: Oct. 25, 2007
breytt: March 28, 2014