I remember growing up in Shropshire, a farm up the road was one of the first in the country to farm organically. What was once considered a bit of a fad, is now a billion-pound industry, with more and more people turning to an organic products.
September is Organic Awareness month and Jane at Health Foods For You, a keen supporter of organic products, want to share her knowledge and the many benefits of buying organic. Imagine the impact on the industry if we all just swapped one organic product from a non organic product to buy each month…
So, wondering what all the fuss is about? Here are just 10 of many reasons as to why you should go organic:
Organic means working with nature not against it. It uses farming methods less reliant on pesticides. More natural methods are used natural predators rather than chemicals keep away pests
Compare an organic carrot with that on of non organic carrot and you will taste the difference in the flavours. No, an organic carrot won’t last for months in the fridge, but I would ask, why would you want it to! It’s a carrot
Organic produce goes through a rigorous process to get its organic status. Whether it’s the soil, welfare or medicines, you know exactly what you’re getting (or not getting) in your food.
To be awarded organic status, animals must be genuinely free range. The Soil Association have very strict regulations that cover living conditions, feed quality, antibiotic use, transportation, so you know they’ve lived a happy life
We all know, for a healthy diet it’s recommended we eat our 5 a day. But, organic food helps to absorb up to 30% more vitamins and minerals
Potentially, children are more susceptible to the toxicity of pesticides and chemicals. Hypersensivity to these chemicals are thought to contribute to behavioural problems
The pesticide Lindane, found in non-organic milk amongst other things, has been linked to breast cancer. For more information and quite startling facts, take a look at this research here
Antibiotics have saved millions and millions of lives since hitting the medical scene in 1928, but our over exposure to the drug has contributed to 10,000 antibiotic resistant deaths. Whether it’s human medicine or farming methods, antibiotics are used more freely. However, with organic, no animal produce can be sold as such whilst the drugs are still in the animal’s system.
Organic wine is free from sulphur dioxide (a preservative used in non-organic wines) This is the cause of the headache hangover. Certainly sounds appealing!
If you’d like to know more about organic produce, pop in and chat with Jane and the team. To celebrate Organic awareness month, there is 10% off all organic seeds, nuts and pulses and free pumpkin seeds tasters throughout September
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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens