A micro-guide to organic eating
As a term, "organic" gets tossed around like a frisbee in the culinary and fitness world. Organic eating isn't a new trend, people naturally ate like this before mass-produced food stepped into the picture. People would previously dine on a humble spread of fresh produce plucked directly out of their backyards or harvested at the local farm that very morning. When WW1 sent the globe quaking, scientists discovered a chemical that they later implemented into fertilizers. It was marketed to local farmers promising a significant increase in harvest. This was the start of industrial farming, a mainstream lifestyle that's taken decades to recover from.
Organic fruits and vegetables won't make you fly or cure you of a sickness overnight. You won't wake up looking like Popeye after chowing down on an organic dinner. But we can guarantee this - your body will thank you over time. The downside of city living is that supermarket produce comes from chemically-induced sources. It's not about customer health, it's all about financial profit.
Food4Life is the opposite of that. Making healthy eating a national priority is our company's priority. So join us in this movement towards cooking meals using real food.
Food4Life's vision for residents in the UAE
Did you know only one in three people in the UAE regularly incorporate fresh produce into their daily diet? The rest rely on high-calorie, low-nutrition food, making obesity a national epidemic.
Food4Life is glad to see government initiatives targeted at healthy living in the UAE. We're here to help people that are trying to improve their diet by catering uncompromisingly delicious organic produce from around the world. Food4Life aims to destroy the "healthy eating is boring" stereotype. Our box's content changes every week, keeping your meals versatile.
At BioBox, a Food4Life company in the UAE, we work with a large group of both organic and sustainable farmers who are like-minded and conscientious of how our food is grown, shipped and supplied.
Together with our farmers, we want to help improve the health of our planet. Being ‘green’ is an effort that we are all making for a world with a blue sky, clean air, clear water and fruits and vegetables growing in mineral-rich, unpolluted soil – naturally and respectfully.
What is an organic farm?
- An organic system aims to be sustainable.
- Emphasis is placed on the use of renewable resources, conservation of energy, soil and water resources and the maintenance of environmental quality.
- The production cycle is as closed as possible with careful use of external inputs permitted by organic certification standards.
- The basic aims of organic farming are to achieve optimum quantities of produce of high nutritional quality without the use of artificial fertilisers or synthetic chemicals.
What is a sustainable food system?
A sustainable food system is one that provides healthy food to people while also providing sustainable impacts on both environmental, economic and social systems that surround food. Sustainable food systems start with the development of sustainable agricultural practices, development of more sustainable food distribution systems, creation of sustainable diets and reduction of food waste throughout the system.