Your Friday French Fundamentals: Bio
The mix-up: The popular “bio” signs at French markets and shops might have left you wondering whether most of the produce was bio-engineered in a lab.
Actual meaning: “Bio” is short for biologique, which means organic. A magasin bio is a health food store.
Food for thought: In France, look for the AB (Agriculture Biologique) label, which certifies that producers – from farmers to bakers and even wine makers – adhere to organic standards.