There are many reasons to love organic food and farming. Let's take a look at why organic is good for you and your family, good for the animals and good for the planet.
Great for wildlife
Organic is food as it should be. Made by working with nature the organic approach views soil, plants, animals and humans as being connected, with each element vital for the others to thrive. Research has found that, on average, plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on organic farms, with around 30% more species and larger bumblebee populations.
Good for the animals
For those that eat meat, dairy and eggs, organic is the best choice you can make for the animals when it comes to their welfare. On organic farms, animals have access to pasture with plenty of space to graze and forage. Livestock also have more space per animal, as well high standards of feed and bedding and no routine use of antibiotics. The land on which they roam is also managed organically, so no herbicides and little or no pesticides will be used on it.
Good for the environment
At its heart, organic farming is about producing food in a way that looks after people, animals, society and the environment. Organic farming reduces pollution and helps future-proof our land and soil. Research suggests it has significant potential to help tackle climate change. Our planet faces many challenges in food security and climate change, but organic farming is surely part of the solution.
It’s a subjective one, of course, but many people say they can taste the difference in organic food. Recent research found that 78% of people who buy organic say it tastes fantastic! Why not give it a try and let us know what you think.
Good for you and your family
Ground-breaking research has found that organic is nutritionally different, with some organic crops (such as cereals, fruit and veggies) up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants.