Why you should go organic

Why you should go organic

Organic farmers don't only think about the effects of their farming practices on their soil, crops and livestock, but also the quality of the food they produce, the local community and long term impact on the environment. Organic farming standards don't allow any synthetic fertilizers and pesticides but use natural methods to control pests and diseases.

The word 'organic' is a legal term and in the UK all organic farmers, growers and processors must register with organic certification bodies which inspects them at least once a year.

Photography Credit: UH Denis

Non-organic farming uses synthetic pesticides and herbicides that pollute the environment, poisoning and contaminating water sources, disrupting ecosystems and affecting wildlife.

I know organic produce is often 3 to 4 times as expensive as the good old packaged and non-organic veggies and fruits, but if you can afford it, it's definitely a huge step towards living an eco-friendly life.


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