Organically grown crops tend to use natural fertilizers like manure to improve plant growth. Animals raised organically are not given antibiotics or hormones.

Organic farming tends to improve soil quality and the conservation of groundwater. It also reduces pollution and is better for the environment.

The main requirement for a product to be called organic, eco or bio is the presence of an organic certificate issued by an accredited national or international certification body. While some manufacturers claim to not use artificial chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), they may state in product descriptions that they are “natural”, but without eco-certification use of the terms “eco”, “bio” or “organic” is illegal.

When you buy products that claim to be organic, make sure that it has the official logo “Agricultura Ecologică – Republica Moldova” in case of local products, and the European organic logo for the products imported from the EU; also, you should find on the packaging the name of the inspection and certification body.