It’s National Organic Month At Seasons In Forest Row
September is National organic month, and gives Health Food shops like us the opportunity to help raise awareness about organic food.
Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment!
In 2015, over 17,800 tonnes of pesticides were used on British farms to kill weeds, insects and control crop diseases. Many pesticides don’t just kill the target pest. They can affect other wildlife and the environment by either direct poisoning, contaminating water courses or disrupting ecosystems.
Glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup—is the most widely sold weed killer in the world. Government figures show its use in UK farming has increased by a shocking 700% in the last 20 years. Nearly a third of UK cereal crops were sprayed with glyphosate in 2013. Glyphosate is one of three pesticides regularly found in routine testing of British bread, appearing in over 60% of wholemeal bread samples tested by the Defra committee on Pesticide Residues in Food.
We work alongside many like-minded producers who believe passionately in high quality products that don’t cost the earth.
Every Friday through-out September we shall be holding taster events, giving everyone the chance to try some wonderful new organic products for free. Including Vegan cheeses, olives, Gluten free breads and Ayurvedic Herbal Tea. Keep a look out on our social media sites for more details.
“Whatever you’re buying, choose organic – from baby wipes to Bananas, we stock it. Why not make a pact to replace just one of your everyday products each month with an organic one instead. Be kinder to yourself, your wildlife, and create an overall healthier planet.”
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