Organic is food as it should be, in other words as Nature intended. For this reason, we source organically certified products as priority, and we are proud to stock over 3000 organic items in our shops! But why choose organic food? Let’s find it out!
WHAT IS ORGANIC?
“All organic food is fully traceable from farm to fork, so you can be sure of what you’re eating. The standards for organic food are laid down in European law, so any food labelled as organic must meet strict rules.” (Source Soil Association)
So, first of all organic food is transparent and always comes from trusted sources. In fact, all organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year and they need to follow specific standards in order to be certified organic.
Whatever you’re buying – from cotton to carrots – when you choose organic, you choose products that promote a better world!
Furthermore, organic means working with Nature. It means higher levels of animal welfare, no artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment, which means more wildlife and positive impact on the planet.
In the era of climate change, diet-related ill-health and widespread declines in our wildlife, the need to produce healthy food and protect our planet grows more acute by the year. As consumers, what can we do? We can start with small changes that have a big impact! It’s clear that we make buying decisions every day, so choosing organic can make the difference!
8 REASONS TO CHOOSE ORGANIC:
- Fewer pesticides
Many people don’t realise almost 300 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming and these are often present in non-organic food eat despite washing and cooking. Organic food, on the other hand, is produced only with natural fertilisers and with absolutely no herbicides.
- No artificial colours & preservatives
Hydrogenated fats and controversial artificial food colours and preservatives are banned under organic standards.
- Better for animal welfare
Organic always means free-range and guarantees the very highest standards of animal welfare.
- No routine use of antibiotics
In organic farming systems, animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming.
- Better for wildlife
Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies – there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms!
- Better for the planet
No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect natural resources.
- Nutritionally different
Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found significant differences between organic and non-organic farming. And organic food is also tastier! In fact, organic farmers use a healthy and fertile soil to grow their crops – so foods taste great!
- No GM
+1 million tonnes of GM crops are imported each year to feed non-organic livestock. In organic farming animals can’t be fed on GM feed.
Come and visit our online store (small selection) and shops in London for the best organic products! We said NO to GM foods and ingredients, NO to artificial flavours & colours, NO to artificial sweeteners, NO to hydrogenated fats and NO to parabens. YES to products as Nature intended!