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What are Organic Fruit and Vegetables?
Organic farming uses benign techniques such as biological pest control, crop rotation and green manures rather than synthetic chemical fertilisers or pesticides to produce the crops we eat.
The farmers and growers who farm organically whether in the UK or abroad are certified by one of many Organic certification bodies, the most well known in this country is the Soil Association
Why eat Organic?
Over 300 pesticides can be used in the non-organic farming process, which means these end up in your food. Organic farmers don’t use these pesticides.
Research carried out and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found significant nutritional differences between Organic and non organic farming.
Its better for the environment, If all UK Farms were using Organic procedures over three million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each year, almost the same as removing nearly one million cars off the road.
More of the good stuff, less of the bad
Organic means working with nature, not against it. 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 – this means more wildlife!
Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic, you choose products that promote a better world. Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies – there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms
In organic farming systems, animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming.