What Is Organic?
Food as it should be
In the face of climate change, rising diet-related ill-health and widespread declines in our wildlife, the need to produce healthy food, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and protect wildlife grows more acute by the year. There is no magic bullet to tackle the challenges that face us, but the buying decisions we make every day are a simple but powerful form of direct action.
A symbol of trust
When you see the organic symbol, you can be sure what you buy has been produced to the highest standards. Organic means fewer pesticides, no artificial additives or preservatives, the highest standards of animal welfare and no GM ingredients.
All organic farms and manufacturing companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law. Getting organic certification isn’t easy and when you buy an organic product you know what you’re buying really is what it says on the tin.
What are the benefits of organic?
Good thing happen when you go organic! Find out more about what makes organic different and what some of the environmental and health benefits are here.Find out more
Find out more about what makes organic products from food, to fashion and beauty different
While you’re here…
…we’ve got a small favour to ask. You may know us for our organic standards logo but we’re also a charity that relies on fundraising to do our work. We champion a world where people, farm animals and nature can thrive – and we’ve made huge steps forward working with farmers, growers and researchers to find pioneering and practical solutions to today’s farming challenges. But there’s so much more to be done.
You can help change the way we farm, eat and shop for good. If everyone who visits our website, looks out for our logo on organic food, and cares about the food they eat and how it’s been produced, makes a small contribution today, we can do more of the work that really matters.