Choosing organic means:
Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds, and butterflies. On average, plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on organic farms.
The highest standards of animal welfare
Animals raised organically enjoy the highest welfare standards available. Organic standards insist that animals are given plenty of space and fresh air, and that they are raised in conditions that suit their natural behaviour. Smaller flocks and herds, and more access to the outdoors means organic animals don't have to be routinely treated with antibiotics and wormers. Mutilations like beak-trimming to prevent the aggressive side effects of stress are also not needed or allowed.
Reduced exposure to pesticides
Choosing organic is an easy way to limit our exposure to pesticides, herbicides (weedkillers) and many additives and preservatives. Organic farmers aim to create a natural balance between plants and animals to prevent pests, so that they don't need to rely on pesticides.
Enjoying food as it should be
Choosing organic means that you are supporting farming practices with a more traceable production process and you will always know what's in your food. Organic standards prohibit GM crops and ingredients, hydrogenated fats, and controversial artificial foods colours and preservatives.
Look for the organic logos or, for imported product from EU look for the little EU organic leaf. Discover more which logos to look for in our easy guide here.
Who we are...
Organic UK (The Organic Trade Board) started in 2009 with a mission to grow the market for organic in the UK. We're an independent non-profit membership organisation with over 140 members across the organic industry from brands to producers, retailers and certifiers. To find out more about us and what we do click here or get in touch.
The Organic 'Nature has the answer' 2020-2022 campaign is funded by Organic Trade Board Members and it's an industry wide campaign, developed with the Soil Association and in collaboration with the other UK certifiers. All organic producers, manufactures, retailers, distributors etc are invited to take part to raise awareness and sales of organic products.