Organic means working with nature. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment, which means more wildlife.
Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world.
Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law.
What makes organic different?
Almost 300 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming and are often present in non-organic food.
Hydrogenated fats and controversial artificial food colours and preservatives are banned under organic standards.
Organic means the very highest standards of animal welfare & animals reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics & wormers.
In organic farming systems, animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming.
Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies – there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms!
No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect natural resources.
Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found significant differences between organic and non-organic farming.
+1 million tonnes of GM crops are imported each year to feed non-organic livestock. Organic animals can’t be fed on GM feed.
*Source The Soil Association UK website