Organic food is real food. There is an intricate link between food production systems, the food we eat and our health. Organic is made without synthetic colourings, preservatives or additives and is not genetically engineered or altered in anyway. The best way to reduce your exposure to pesticides in all food is to buy organic.

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Organic safeguards water quality - Organic farmers manage soils and nutrients scientifically to prevent or reduce leaching into waterways. They don't use toxic chemicals that could pollute waterways.

Enhances soil quality - Organic farmers protect and enhance soils, using biological science-based techniques to build organic matter in the soil.

Helps prevent and mitigate climate change - Organic farming requires 30% less fossil-fuel derived energy than industrial agriculture by avoiding agri-chemicals which are made from fossil energy sources. Organic farming practices increase the level of carbon sequestered in the soil and improve the soil's water holding capacity.

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Organic certification is mirrored with some of the highest levels of 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. Animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming. They are raised in conditions that suit their natural enviroments and are fed a mainly organic diet.

Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year. With agreements across the globe, it is highly important that food can be traced back to where it originated, and organic certification is one of the world's most secure and widely-used traceability system. 

Organic farming and food production is not easy and takes real commitment and attention to detail, backed up by rigorous, independent inspection and certification. There is transparency in everything a certified organic producer does. Everything is documented, assessed by a certification officer and an audit is carried out once a year. The certification logo not only holds integrity and promise to its consumers, it also shows the commitment that each licensee holds to organic.