What is forganic? Forganic is a term I coined to mean “fake organic.” Many companies out there use the word organic in their product name with nothing at all to back it up. Unfortunately in the cosmetic world, organic regulations for beauty products is not clearly defined. This leads to many “cheater brands” who take advantage. If a product claims it is organic, it should not contain harmful substances, such as phenoxyethanol, parabens, or petro-chemicals. Why are companies promoting their products as organic even though they are not? More and more people are buying organic beauty products and they want their piece of the pie….it’s pure capitalism but in this case it’s profits before people.
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) uncovered many of these cheater brands. Read this blog post for more on which brands to be wary of. I used to use some of them until I became more “label savvy.” You really have to be very careful when choosing a cosmetic and research the ingredients if you see one you are not familiar with.
Recently, the OCA protested these “forganic” brands at the Expo West Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California. Some of the very brands they were protesting were present at the expo. In fact, the media company who sponsors the event had people standing in front of the protest signs to block them! How’s about that for shielding us from the truth? Don’t we have a right to protest? Shouldn’t all people have a chance to know that the product you trust may cause disease later on? I invite you to read the full article at the Natural News website. Also check out the video below for Mike Adams a.k.a. the Health Ranger’s footage of the protest and to hear some of the presenters thoughts. It’s extremely thought provoking. What do you think about this issue? Your comments are welcome.
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