Stuff yourself with organic produce. It's good for you and wildlife. By switching to organic products you have a huge impact along the production chain. For a start, no pesticides will have been sprayed which means the bees (an other insects) are safe -and the animals that eat those insects further up the food chain. The soil will have been cared for rather than degraded. The farmland rivers won't have been contaminated with nitrogen enriched water from the artificially fertilised fields. Did you know that artificial fertilisers are made from natural gas and pesticides from oil? So it may impact your wallet. Even if your budget is tight you might be able to switch to some organic products, at least investigate the possibilities...
The Organic Debate
Why is organic more expensive?
We've been pondering this. We think there are two big reasons (there are many more). The cost of non-organic food is not reflected in the price for example they get more subsides, and demand is higher than supply which means that shops can charge more.
Pennies on the pound
If the organic product is 50 percent more expensive - say that's 60 pence it seems like a lot. When you look a the cost of your totally shopping it does it really have a big financial impact? We mean compared to the environmental and health benefits?
How the points breakdown
- Pollution and waste
- Animal rights
- Human rights
- Education and culture
- Health and wellbeing
- Land and community
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