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What Makes A Food Organic?

February 28, 2022 2 min read

What Makes A Food Organic?

Have you ever wondered what truly makes a food 'Organic'? 

In this article, we aim to inform you of all the things you need to know about organic food and how to safely buy it.

What does 'Organic' mean?

We have all heard of the term Organic, but what does it actually mean? 

The Soil Association states that...

"All organic food is fully traceable from farm to fork, so you can be sure of what you’re eating. The standards for organic food are laid down in European law so any food labelled as organic must meet strict rules.

Unlike non-organic food production, which makes wide use of manufactured and mined fertilisers and pesticides, organic food is produced with natural fertilisers from plants, less energy and more respect for the animals that provide it."

The Benefit of Organic Ingredients

Organic means working with nature.

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, which means more wildlife.

Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world.

All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law.

FEWER PESTICIDES - Almost 300 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming and are often present in non-organic food. 🚜

FREE RANGE - Buying organic produce means the highest quality welfare for those animals. 

LOVE THE PLANET - No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect natural resources. 🌎

CARE FOR WILDLIFE - Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies – there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms! 🐝

How Can You Tell If a Product Is Organic?

So how do you really know what your buying is organic? 

Did you know that to be classed as organic, you have to be approved by The Soil Association. 

In the 1960s The Soil Association developed the world’s first organic standards. 

All organic farms and manufacturing companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law.

Companies must also go further in key areas such as animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. 

Getting the organic certification isn’t easy and when you buy an organic product you know what you’re buying really is what it says on the tin. 

Is Lean Greens Organic?

Some, but not all of the ingredients we use in our products are organic. 

For example, the turmeric found in our Amber Boost is from an organic source.

But because our manufacturers who produce the product aren't certified by The Soil Association, we are not allowed to state that it is organic. 

There you have it! I hope this article helped you understand a little bit more about how the food and produce we eat become organic!

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