Five reasons to choose organic
Organic is great for your well-being and the environment, is kind to animals and wildlife and allows us make a big difference - simply through the way we shop.
1. Your well-being
Hydrogenated fats and controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG are banned under organic standards.
2. The environment
Organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming - choosing organic, local and seasonal food can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
3. Animal welfare
Organic standards insist that animals are given plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow - guaranteeing a truly free-range life.
4. Protecting wildlife
Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. In fact, the UK Government’s own advisors found that plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% greater on organic farms.
5. GM-freeGenetically modified crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards. You may be surprised to know that over a million tonnes of GM crops are imported each year to feed non-organic livestock which produce pork, bacon, milk, cheese and other dairy products. [http://www.whyorganic.org/]
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