Organic Food standards

I believe FSSAI really fails in making standards. At best they are food experts and may know how to test a product.

As rightly said in Food circle, standards for organic food are need of the hour.

Tom, Dick, Harry and their uncles are all branding food items as organic. No one knows what organic means so any thing runs.

High time BIS shows leadership and works with FSSAI to get standards done for organic food items. more  

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Quoted from Google:

What does “organic” mean? Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

And the following puts one into confusion:
The most discussed environmental advantage of organic foods is that they don't have any chemical pesticides, but a 2010 study found that some organic pesticides can actually have a worse environmental impacts than conventional ones. You see, most people think organic food doesn't involve any pesticides, but it does.


SO, WHAT THEN IS ACTUALLY 'ORGANIC' ? more  
Thanks for your feedback Mr Mukul Mohan Mittal. Irrespective of what you call me, it would be better that you please do some Google search, find out the facts for yourself and then decide what to say and what not to. Your comments seem inspired by bias and not by proper research. more  
Standards are meant only if they are to be followed. Other-wise, they are like opening a Pandora's Box to litigation. Look at ISO. All standards set but who follows? Markets are flooded with cheap Chinese stuff and sought after by the general populace. The next target could be food. Unfortunately, price appears to be the sole consideration of the majority. Tagging any item as "ORGANIC" is only to raise the price. more  
I totally agree with Mr. Ajay Mittal..
Even pulses that are packed as organic are easily distinguishable, as they are polished too big in size. Some measures must be taken BSI to catogories organic and punishment for cheaters. more  
I agree with Mr Shishir Kant that there should be standard for politicians. But till that standard which would be complicated is set, we should have food standard which is easier to set. If we can not set standard of politicians, we should not be forced to eat poor quality food at higher price of organic food. more  
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