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  • Ethical eggs: how organic is different

    As shoppers and cooks, how do we choose the most ethical, flavourful and nutritious eggs available? As you scan the egg shelves of your supermarket, you may see idyllic images of hens roaming in wild flower meadows, but you’ll need to study the labels to know more about the welfare of the birds that laid your eggs.

  • Pesticide use in organic farming

    It’s a common myth that there are no pesticides allowed in organic farming. Some pesticides are allowed but these are mostly naturally occurring, and their use is very different from the approach used in non-organic farming.

  • Start your organic journey with 5 simple switches

    Fresh, easy to find and bursting with flavour, organic is on the rise! Whether you’re new to organic or are looking for inspiration, it’s never been simpler to experience the joy of organic food.

  • Organic farming and the use of antibiotics

    The problem of antibiotic resistance is real and there’s no shying away from the fact that healthier farm animals is the answer. We meet some organic farmers who are leading the way…

  • 5 reasons to love organic

    There are many reasons to love organic food and farming. We take a look at why organic is good for you and your family, good for the animals and good for the planet.

  • 3 easy organic veggies to grow in September

    September is the best month for organic vegetable growers. Too often thought of as the end of the growing season, September is in fact a great time to get planting a few of your own crops for the kitchen.

  • How to set up an organic buying group

    Whether it’s organic pasta, pulses or cereals, by getting together with a group of neighbours or friends you can help make buying organic more affordable and maybe even create a social event!

  • Best organic places to stay in the UK

    Organic farms are home to the animals that produce our food; they’re where tiny seeds flourish into the fruit and veg on our plates. And now, many of them are opening their gates and offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself on an organic break away. Whether you’re considering a flight-free holiday or just want to escape to a quieter, more natural place, there are plenty of reasons to stay at an organic farm.

  • Wake Up To Organic 2019 serves up 15k mini breakfasts across the UK

    On Wednesday 12 June, 314 Wake Up To Organic events took place at independent stores, cafes and farm shops across the UK serving up over 15,000 free organic mini breakfasts in another fantastic event helping the country to share the joy of organic and make a simple switch at the start of the day.

  • Organic days out: mini-adventures for the summer holidays

    School is out, the days are long and the hedgerows are buzzing: it’s no secret that summer has officially begun. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with the world of organic farming but don’t know where to start, now’s your chance. We’ve rounded up some of the best organic days out for families this summer - from the peaks of the Brecon Beacons to the lowlands of Castle Douglas and Cambridgeshire.

  • Organic and GM free - naturally better

    In the world of food and farming, the debate between organic and genetically modified is sometimes portrayed as a lifestyle choice versus rational science. Nothing could be more wrong, writes Pat Thomas.

  • Give bees a chance – three ways to help nature-friendly farming

    We’re living in unprecedented times. Everyone has now heard about the climate and nature crises, with David Attenborough bringing climate change into our living rooms and environmental protesters taking to the streets.

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