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More Greenwash From Bottled Water Companies: Organic Water? Really?

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European "gourmet" water brand Llanllyr Water showcased their "organic water" at the Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., where companies from around the world displayed their fancy gourmet fare.

According to Llanllyr Water,

 "llanllyrSOURCE is one of the world's premium quality bottled waters. It comes from our sources beneath certified organic fields in west Wales in the UK."

So does that mean the water is organic? They sure seem to think so!

The term "organic" signifies the presence of carbon. So water, by definition, with hydrogen and oxygen is inorganic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which defines the term organic when it comes to agricultural products in the US, specifically excludes water and salt, both compounds without carbon.

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