Organic Farming is about working with nature rather than against.
Organic food certification is enshrined in law - the ONLY legally protected food label that guarantees what you buy is what you eat.
Organic Food is Natural
If you want to know what is in the food you eat, the organic standards are very specific about what is permitted to be used in the growing and processing of organic food.
- No Genetically Modified Organisms
- No pesticides
- No artificial fertilisers
- No Cloned or artificial genetic breeding
- No artificial additives
- No hydrogenated fats
Organic Food is Green
All organic farms follow common practices such as long crop rotations and non-chemical pest & weed control. Organic farmers take a holistic view of their farm management, always aiming for balance. Careful planning is critical - there are few short-term solutions and a long-term approach is vital.
- crop rotations provide habitat variety and support more biodiversity
- contributes no fossil fuels in the making of pesticides and artificial fertilisers
- stores more carbon in permanent grassland
- recycles nutrients
- more organic farms are GYO (Grow Your own) so they buy in less feed and fertiliser
Organic Food is Kind
- all organic animals are Free-Range
- organic animals receive fewer antibiotics
- organic farming protects soil from pollution and erosion
- there is more wildlife on organic farms because of the holistic approach to all elements of the ecosystem
- organic livestock must be kept to the Five Freedoms