Organic farming is a system of growing agricultural products without the use of synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilisers, antibiotics or genetically engineered products.
Organic production is now the world’s fastest growing food sector.
Organics aims to work in harmony with the surrounding environment. They recognise that our health is directly connected to the food we eat.
There is a growing concern about the potential long-term effects of chronic, low level exposure to the combinations of chemicals in non-organic food and in the air and water as a result of chemical farming practices.
For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can only be described as organic, and it was not until the 20th century that a synthetic way of farming was introduced.
Farming techniques that are used now in organics were used many centuries ago. They inclide crop rotation, green manure, composting and biological pest control, along with holistic farm management.
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