Natural products, naturally chemical free - Organic your September
Organic September is a month-long campaign by the Soil Association designed to raise the profile of organic in the UK and shine a light on the amazing organic farmers, producers and brands who work hard to produce food as it should be.
Why Should I Get Involved?
It’s simple - more people buying organic food means more organic farms. More organic farms means fewer pesticides, more wildlife and more animals raised under the highest standards. The choices you make with the food you eat have an impact on the world you live in. Switching to just one organic item can really help contribute to changing our food system for the better.
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. Unlike non-organic food production, which makes wide use of manufactured and mined fertilisers* and pesticides, organic food is produced with natural fertilisers from plants, less energy and more respect for the animals that provide it.
Organic farming and food production is not easy and takes real commitment and attention to detail, and is backed up by rigorous, independent inspection and certification.
In the face of climate change, rising diet-related ill-health and widespread declines in our wildlife, the need to produce healthy food, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and protect wildlife grows more acute by the year. There is no magic bullet to tackle the challenges that face us, but the buying decisions we make every day are a simple but powerful form of direct action.
Although Organics September is highlighting food producers the organic 'label' covers much more such as beauty products ranging from soaps to make up and also textiles and clothes which can be organic too if they're made using cotton or Organic Wool coming from farms that put the sheep and the environment first.
Make sure by looking for the logo and find out more about going organic by visiting the Soil Association website.
*As we're right on the edge of the proposed workings for Sirius Minerals' Woodsmith Mine digging for polyhalite this is of particular importance to us and in light of today's news even more so: Yorkshire potash miner digs itself into a costly hole headline in The Times