This Organic September, the Soil Association is t. The celebration of all things organic will affect organic producers, processors, businesses and retailers across the UK.
This month, the Soil Association is launching the biggest ever Organic September: it’s targeting an increase of 6% in organic sales through the celebration of all things organic.
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Swapping to organic food has huge benefits for people, animal welfare and the environment. This month, people will be encouraged to ‘Organic’ their September and help our planet by making a small change to their everyday shopping.
Last year, scientific evidence found nutritional differences in organic vegetables, fruit and cereal crops. Organic farms are havens for wildlife, with more species of birds, bees, butterflies and wildflowers than non-organic farms.
By switching to organic bacon or pork, more pigs will keep their curly tails and get to stay with their mother for much longer.
By switching to organic eggs, more hens would have access to grassland and not be at risk of painful beak trimming. Together, each of these small changes can make a big difference for generations to come.
The Soil Association will help people plan their small changes with an ‘Organic 30’ list and calendar. Introducing tons of tips – from swapping to organic milk to brewing an organic cup of tea for colleagues – the Organic 30 list will help people plan their small changes. There will also be prizes up for grabs throughout the month.
‘With wildlife in decline over the last half century, Organic September is a fantastic opportunity to let people know why organic farming is more important than ever. With each small change we make – like choosing organic milk or butter, or switching to organic eggs, we are helping secure a better future for animal welfare, our bees and other pollinators, and of course, our neglected soils.’
Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association
For the third year running, the Soil Association is partnering with 100% renewable energy company Good Energy, and will help to promote renewable energy to customers, farmers and landowners all across the UK.
‘We source all the renewable electricity our customers need from our own wind and solar sites, as well as from a growing network of more than 800 independent generators across the country.
‘We know things are better when they’re local and natural. That’s why Organic September is a fantastic initiative. It offers a simple way for all of us to make small changes that will contribute towards a better world for everyone.’
Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and founder of Good Energy
Click here to find out more about Organic September and how you can get involved.
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