Why organic?

Fresh organic produce contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro-nutrients than intensively farmed produce.

Organic produce is not covered in a cocktail of poisonous chemicals. The average conventionally-grown apple has 20 to 30 different artificial poisons on its skin, even after washing.

Intensive farming can seriously damage farm workers’ health. There are much higher instances of cancer, respiratory problems and other major diseases in farm workers from non-organic farms than on organic farms. This is particularly true in developing countries, and for agrochemical farms growing cotton.

If you’ve always thought it’s just too expensive, you should know that society has long been paying part of the price for conventional foods through taxes. The UK spends billions of pounds every year cleaning up the mess that agro-chemicals make in our natural water supply. Choosing organic is a step towards a genuinely more cost-effective future.

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