Better for the environment
Organic farming reduces environmental pollution and the release of greenhouse gases from food production by severely restricting the use of artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Instead, organic farmers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops.
Organic farming offers the best, currently available, practical model for addressing climate-friendly food production. This is because it is less dependent on oil-based fertilisers and pesticides and confers resilience in the face of climatic extremes.
In fact soils on organic farms store higher levels of carbon in the soil - so if organic farming was common practice in the UK, we could offset at least 23% of agriculture's current greenhouse emissions.
"Choosing organic, local and seasonal food is an easy wasy to significantly reduce your carbon footprint" Mandie Mckeown, Mother of two, Bristol