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What is Organic salt?

What is Organic salt?

Well, there isn’t such a thing - currently, Organic certification cannot apply to something that didn’t originate from agriculture. In fact, under current certification schemes salt can only be ‘Certified for Organic Input’, but what exactly does that certification mean? In the context of non-agricultural products, Certified for Organic Input simply means that it is on the list of permitted non-Organic inputs and the packing and storage environment of the product meets specific standards.  These are important considerations especially when you realise that a lot of salt is processed in the country of origin, where food safety standards are often...

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The lower CO2 impact from Lake Deborah Salt

The lower CO2 impact from Lake Deborah Salt

You may think that “buying local” is better for the environment, by helping to reduce food miles. However, as reported by the Independent, food miles are a poor indicator of a product’s total carbon footprint and could even be misleading. Professor David Reay, a climate scientist from the University of Edinburgh explains, “I went in thinking really distant food stuff like bananas coming from the Dominican Republic or tea from Assam in India would have really high carbon footprints because of the food miles”. “Actually when you look at the life cycle, food miles are not a major part. It...

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Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt could expose your children to too much Lead, Mercury and other heavy metals.

Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt could expose your children to too much Lead, Mercury and other heavy metals.

Scientists compared a range of ‘gourmet’ salts including Himalayan Pink and Celtic grey salts with table salt and synthetically produced salt, looking at the levels of heavy metals they contained. The results are quite shocking, particularly in their implications for children.

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How clean and pure is your salt?

How clean and pure is your salt?

Because the ocean is now pretty polluted with plastic and a cocktail of chemicals from industry and agriculture, sea salt carries with it a range of chemicals and pollutants known to be dangerous to our health. Mercury, lead, organophosphates and more were found in common commercial salt brands as far back as the 1970’s.  The new kid on the block is microplastics and along with other pollutants, they’re being found in sea, lake and even rock salts. Buy natural pollution free salt now. Microplastic particles originate from the vast sea of plastic pollution on land in rivers and floating around in...

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