As part of our mission to raise awareness of issues around environmental concerns and sustainability we are going to be featuring a number of different events here on the blog and our social media.
The first of these is Organic September - a month long campaign to raise awareness of organic products, and the brands, producers and farmers who bring them to us.
Foods labelled as organic must meet strict regulations on how they have been grown and produced. All organic food companies and farms are inspected yearly to ensure that they meet the high standards required for organic food.
When you buy organic you can be sure that the products you are buying:
Contain no artificial additives or preservatives.
Contain fewer pesticides. There are only 20 pesticides that can be used by organic farmers all of which are derived from natural ingredients. This is compared to almost 300 pesticides used in regular farming.
Conform to high standards of animal welfare.
Contain no genetically modified ingredients.
Have been produced in a way that is sustainable.
Whilst buying organic is sometimes more expensive, it is a fairer reflection of the true cost of food production. Just buying one or two organic items can help change our food system (or you can grown your own organically).
We're particularly keen to hear from any organic producers based in Somerset so that we can use our platform to promote their good work - contact us via the contact page or social media if you are interested in finding out more.