The Anonymous Widower

What Do They Mean By An Organic Pharmacy?

I passed this shop in Hampstead today.

The Organic Pharmacy

The Organic Pharmacy

But what do they mean by an organic pharmacy?

Does it mean that all products sold, have come from an organic agricultural or horticultural route?

Or does it mean that it only sells organic compounds? This is Wikipedia’s first paragraph.

An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon. For historical reasons discussed below, a few types of carbon-containing compounds such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides of carbon (such as CO and CO2), and cyanides are considered inorganic.[1] The distinction between organic and inorganic carbon compounds, while “useful in organizing the vast subject of chemistry… is somewhat arbitrary.

So surely as some important things you buy in a pharmacy like soap are inorganic compounds, if it’s the second definition, you have a problem about what you can buy there. You could certainly buy Vaseline there, as it’s petroleum jelly and petrol is a hydrocarbon, which makes it organic.

I think I’ll march to Boots!

August 18, 2014 - Posted by | World |

1 Comment »

  1. When in St Maarten with my sister..two blond Brits..well past sell by date…in the town area where there are plenty of very posh jewellry stores….could see young lads on push bikes, going up to people..and showing the palm of hand. Wondering what was going on….it was only a matter of time….until I found out…shall we say..the street pharmacy…and it was a menu written on hand….

    Comment by Janet | August 19, 2014 | Reply


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