ORGANIC SEPTEMBER 2021
What Is Organic September?
In the face of climate change, diet related ill-health and widespread decline in wildlife, the need to change our food systems has never been greater.
Organic September is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming, which include:
- Supporting biodiversity and wildlife
- Helping to combat climate change
- The highest standards of animal welfare
- Reduced exposure to pesticides
- Food as it should be, and food you can trust
By opting for an organic lifestyle, you can help support a way of farming with higher animal welfare standards that is better for the planet, wildlife and people.
The way we farm and eat can make a world of difference. Organic is an ‘agroecological’ farming system that offers many benefits (Soil Association);
- It’s better for the plant.
- It has higher animal welfare standards.
- It’s better for wildlife.
- It’s better for people.
At the Highland Health Store we offer a wide range of Soil Association approved products to help you on your organic journey.
What are Organic Standards?
Next time you visit a supermarket, take a look at the food labels.
You’ll see plenty of claims about sustainability and welfare, but amongst them, the organic logo stands out as the only one underpinned by law. All organic food and drink sold in the EU must meet the EU Organic Regulation – shown by the green leaf logo on pack.
You can find a summary of what the EU standards guarantee here.
Soil Association certified products must legally comply with the EU Organic Regulation. They must also meet our additional higher standards – as shown by the Soil Association logo. Standards put our principles into practice and are at the heart of our work. (Soil Association)
Look for the logo
Soil Association logos