The word ‘organic’ seems to be springing up on everything these days, and it can be hard to know what it really means. The term ‘organic’ is defined by law and anything labelled with it has to comply to a set of standards. Organic farming is a much more ethical way of working with nature to create produce which is better for us and the world we live in.
Organic farms are kinder to wildlife – they use lower levels of pesticides, no man-made herbicides or artificial fertilisers and make more sustainable use of the land and natural environment. Organic farming creates a safe place for wildlife and creates healthy homes for bees, butterflies and birds. Organic food promotes a better future for generations to come.
As if that wasn’t enough, in 2014 new evidence showing that organic produce has a higher nutritional content was released. An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally grown ones. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2015/10/organicvsnon-organicfood/
In a world where the food industry is hard to trust we think it is really important that organic food is traceable to the source. Our focus has always been on doing things right from the start so our organic standards are as high as possible. We are members of the soil association who are the UK’s largest organic certification body – their symbol on our products is an assurance that what you are buying is genuine and traceable back to the farm.