What does organic mean?
Organic means that it is certified as organic by the Soil Association. There are no artificial fertilisers or pesticides used in the production of the produce.
Organic farmers use, grow and rotate a mixture of crops to keep the soil fertile and use other natural methods to prevent disease and reduce pests. All organic farms are inspected at least once a year to ensure that they comply with the high standards set down by the Soil Association or other organic regulators.
Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. A fact supported not only by the Government but also major conservation groups like the RSPB and WWF), In fact, the UK Government’s own advisors found that plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% greater on organic farms.
Organic farming also produces less carbon dioxide (the main global warming gas) as well as fewer dangerous wastes generally. So choosing organic, local and seasonal food can significantly reduce your carbon footprint
Genetically modified (GM) crops aren’t allowed under organic standards.