Ask people why they love organic food and you’ll be met with an assortment of reasons, from no GM ingredients or artificial additives to fewer pesticides. Some may say they love organic because it’s always free range and uses less antibiotics; others, because they believe organic food tastes better. But did you know that organic food and farming is also brilliant for nature and wildlife?
The organic ethos views soil, plants, animals and humans as interconnected, with each element necessary for the others to thrive. Rather than rely on pesticides (organic farming uses less and from natural sources), organic works with nature to develop healthier plants and soil. Farmers don’t use artificial herbicides or fertilisers, instead they boost nutrients in the soil by using a range of natural techniques to help promote plant growth and reduce soil contamination, which in turn helps wildlife to thrive.