Organic News: December 2022

Natracare team clean up local community; My Little Green Wardrobe eco friendly baby gift boxes; The effects of pesticides on your health.

Organic News: December 2022

Image above: Natracare

Natracare team clean up local community!

In November, the Natracare team embarked on a good old-fashioned litter-picking trip in their local area, Bradley Stoke.

The team ventured out to their local nature reserve, cleaning litter from the streets as they went, and were shocked by how much rubbish they came across. From discarded wet wipes and cans to broken vapes, everything they found was damaging to the environment and local wildlife.

Proud members of both the Organic Trade Board and environmental partners of 1% for the planet, Natracare are driven to be as ethical and sustainable as possible, supporting both the organic sector and the worlds most pressing environmental issues.

Their volunteering reminds us how this starts on our doorstep, in our local community, and that even the smallest of actions can have a huge impact.


This year My Little Green Wardrobe hand-curated a selection of organic and eco friendly baby gift boxes perfect for baby’s first Christmas.

Each and every item has been included for a reason - including items from small businesses, and products that support vulnerable women in Bangladesh. And what’s more the sale of each gift box will see a tree planted with our partners, Ecologi.

Additionally, My Little Green Wardrobe have a nice range of Christmas jumpers, dresses and baby rompers - all made from GOTS organic cotton.


Looking for foody gifts to give your friends and family at Christmas? Look no further with Better Food! They have beautiful foody ingredients for a variety of cooks, from those who love to rustle up skilful feasts to those who love to add rich flavours to their Spaghetti Bolognese.

Better Food Editions Nero D’avola red wine (£9.99). When we sampled our first glass of Better Food, we knew we’d found something special. With a rich, fruity body that makes it a perfect match for pasta dishes and more, this drink has become one of our most popular wines. Made from organic grapes, grown in vineyards on the hillside slopes of Trapani, Sicily.

La Chinata Smoked Paprika (£2.99). If you’re looking for an essence of smoked flavour for your dishes in a pinch, La Chinata provides it. And the rustic tin makes this ingredient a beautiful addition to any hamper or gift set for your loved ones this festive time.

La Terra E Il Cielo Fusilli (£3.79). Spelt pasta is a real treat. Delicious enough to be enjoyed on its own with a little salt, pepper and olive oil. Another wonderful, rustic organic ingredient to add to your Christmas gift list.

Nuñez de Pravo Olive Oil (£14.99). There’s dressing with olive oil, and then there’s dressing your dishes with something special. This cold-pressed organic extra virgin olive oil has tropical flavour notes of passionfruit and papaya, making it a lovely topping for seasonal salads that need that fruity punch.

Ortiz White Tuna (£4.99). Another beautiful ornate tin, full of flavourful fish that will brighten someone’s mealtime. Traditional fleets use selective fishing methods, respect the coastline and catch fish in close proximity.

Al’fez Harissa Paste (£3.99). Taking cooking to the next level is as much about the condiments as it is about the cooking itself. That’s why this gorgeous chilli paste is so popular – your nearest and dearest foody experimenters will love playing around with the rich flavours.

These recommendations are just a sample of what Better Food have in store this Christmas at Better Food. Beautiful organic and rustic ingredients to gift away to those foody friends and family members, created by artisan producers who do things in a more sustainable way.

The effects of pesticides on your health

Exposure to pesticides has been been linked to a wide range of serious illnesses and diseases, from respiratory problems to cancer.

Physiological factors increase the vulnerability of women and children to harm from pesticide exposure. Breastfeeding and expectant mothers are particularly at risk.

Read more on Pesticide Action Network UK

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