What is organic food? There is much concern that traditional western farming with it’s reliance on intensive practices, pesticides and fungicides are putting our planet and environment in danger as the chemicals infiltrate our eco systems and upset the natural balance. Not only that but many are convinced that food produced by the more natural and gentle organic methods is not only better for us, but is fairer and kinder to the animals. Here is a list of criteria organic farmers and growers measure themselves against:
Because of this extra care to protect the environment and the animals, and using more ‘considerate’ fertilisers and chemicals, organic produce can be a little more expensive at times.
Organic produce is grown and made against a very specific and rigorous set of criteria. Before it can be labelled ‘organic’ it must be inspected and approved by one of the organic certification bodies approved by the Government like the Soil Association or the Organic Farmers and Growers or the Organic Food Federation
It is not only food that can be organic. As long as 95% of a products ingredients are organically grown it qualifies as organic. That means that when you shop in the GoodnessDirect organic shop, not only will you get organic fruit & veg box schemes, meat, fish and groceries, but you will also find organic home and cleaning products, organic toiletries and skincare, cosmetics and food supplements. Literally thousands or organic products to help you live an organic lifestyle.
Remember that once you have selected organic to narrow your search you will no longer see any other products other than those marked. This may not be a problem, but just to remind you that we only mark relevant products and so for example the books or eco-gadgets etc. will not be visible even though they are not a restricted product.