Your Friday French Fundamentals: Bio

June 28th, 2013

bio [bjɔ]

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.

Organic Wine Label Logo Agriculture Biologique

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