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.