07 Jan '12, 9pm

Easier to go ethical:

Most consumers think of organic foods as being pesticide- and chemical-free, and non-genetically modified - but definitions set by various international bodies can confound, rather than enlighten, consumers. In Singapore, supermarket Cold Storage, for one, depends on the North America-based Organic Trade Association's definition of organic products as "foods that are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservations, or irradiation to maintain the integrity of the food". FairPrice, on the other hand, defines organic food as "grown, handled and processed using organic standards set by international bodies", which include ensuring no synthetic pesticides and fertilisers are used at farms; sustainable practices to enhance the farm environment and ensure balance in the ecosystem; and no genetic modification. Food retailers which handle food are also expected to...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sunday/SundaySpecial/EDC120108...

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