Eat Organic?

Why?  

  • Organic food production often reuses animal and plant manures and as a result avoids the environmental impacts of transporting and producing oil-based fertilisers and pesticides.  
  • Organic agriculture ensures soil health and biodiversity for future generations
  • It also locks up larger amounts of carbon in the soil, reducing its impact on the climate
  • The Soil Association recently reported that a saving of 3.2 million tonnes of carbon a year could be made if all UK farms converted to organic practices.  That’s the equivalent of taking almost one million cars off the road

 

How? 

  • By signing up to an organic, local vegetable box scheme.  
  • Look out for the following symbols when you’re shopping. They represent organic produce in the EU or UK.

    Certified Organic ProductOrganic Soil Association
  • Grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs without chemicals.  

 

If you’d like to learn more about organic food and gardening the following websites may be worth a browse:   www.soilassociation.org  and  www.organicgarden.org.uk 

 

Why not try…?

  • Switching a few staples (tea, eggs, milk, potatoes, carrots etc.) each week, slowly making the transition to more organics. 
  • If you’re concerned about the cost of organic produce try comparing prices on some of the basics the next time you’re out shopping.  You might be surprised. 
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  • Switching a few staples (tea, eggs, milk, potatoes, carrots etc.) each week, slowly making the transition to more organics. 
  • If you’re concerned about the cost of organic produce try comparing prices on some of the basics the next time you’re out shopping.  You might be surprised. 
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