Why Organic?

  1. Organic produce is not covered in a cocktail of pesticides. The average conventionally-grown apple has 20-30 potentially toxic chemicals on its skin, even after rinsing. Trust your instincts, and go organic!
  2. Fresh organic produce contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro-nutrients than intensively farmed produce. Science says that it’s good for you.
  3. Going organic is the only practical way to avoid eating genetically modified food. Terminator technology is one of most controversial issues in agriculture today. With terminator technology, farmers will not be able to reap seeds from their crops – they’ll be forced to buy new seed from the GM corporations every season. In addition to that fact that few farmers can afford to pay for new seed each year, Mother Nature has spent thousands of year developing seed which is best suited for our natural environment.
  4. Organic produce simply tastes so much better. Fruit and vegetables full of juice and flavor, and so many different varieties to try!
  5. Organic farms support and nurture our beautiful and diverse wildlife. Over the last thirty years, intensive farming has led to dramatic erosion of the soil, a decrease of up to 70% of wild birds in some areas, the destruction of ancient hedgerows, and the near extinction of some of the most beautiful species of butterflies, frogs, grass-snakes and wild mammals.
  6. Organic food is not really more expensive than intensively farmed foods, as we pay for conventional foods through our taxes. We spend billion of dollars every year cleaning up the mess that agro-chemicals make to our natural water supply. Go organic for a genuine more cost-effective future.
  7. 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. This is particularly true in developing countries, and for agrochemical farms growing cotton.
  8. And if you simply like the idea of your children and grandchildren being able to visit the countryside and play in the forests and fields just like we did when we were young, go organic for the sake of all of our futures.