Why Organic?

Organic means working with nature, not against it…

Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment.  This means more wildlife, more bees, more insects, more birds, better soil and better food!  It’s at the heart of the bigger picture and as we all know – the truth is, if we care about the future of the planet, we need to change the way we behave and organic is an essential part of that change! Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world.

Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law.

Does Organic cost more?

While organic food is sometimes more expensive than non-organic, there are ways to keep costs down. In an ideal world, organic wouldn’t need to be more expensive. A big part of the problem is that the true cost of our food isn’t reflected in the price. So food that is produced in ways that may contaminate our water, our wildlife and our countryside, or lead to antibiotic resistance in people, may seem cheap in the store, but the real cost can be very high indeed.

Make the difference…

Where there is a price difference, you are paying for the special care organic farmers place on protecting the environment and improving animal welfare. As the costs of farming with oil-based fertilisers and chemicals increase, the price gap between organic and non-organic is closing. Every time you choose organic milk, vegetables, meat, cereals and any other organic food, you are helping to make a very real difference and we hope you will share that message with your friends and family.