Why Organic?

It's healthy
On average, organic food contains higher levels of vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and chromium as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants.

No nasty additives
Organic food doesn't contain food additives which can cause health problems such as heart disease, osteoporosis, migraines and hyperactivity. Amongst the additives banned by the Soil Association are hydrogenated fat, aspartame (artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate.

Avoids pesticides
Over 400 chemical pesticides are routinely used in conventional farming and residues are often present in non-organic food. The UK government has recently found high levels of pesticide residues in baby food, spinach, dried fruit, bread, apples, celery, and chips.

Genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are not allowed under organic standards.

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

Good for wildlife and the environment
The UK government has said that it is better for wildlife, causes lower pollution from sprays, produces less carbon dioxide - the main global warming gas - and less dangerous wastes.

Top for taste
Many people prefer organic food because they say it tastes better. A number of top chefs choose organic, and every year many are involved in the Soil Association's Organic Food Awards.

Safe nutritious food. NO artificial chemical pesticides, fungicides or preservatives.

Vegetables are harvested to order, thus ensuring that they reach customers as fresh as possible

Organically grown. All U.K produce is grown to either Soil Association standards or to the UK Register of Organic Food Standards (UKROFS). All imported produce is certified by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).

Organic growing helps to sustain a balance in nature, a living soil and a healthy environment

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