Why is Organic so important? | The Source Bulk Foods
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The term Organic and Organic food has risen in popularity over the years, but what exactly does it mean and why is it so important for our own health and the health of the planet?
  • What exactly is Organic?

    Organic is a holistic system of farming and food practice, designed to improve the productivity and health of our eco-system including soil organisms, plants, animals and people. The goal of Organic production and Organic growth is to be more sustainable and harmonious with the environment, providing us with a better treatment of the world around us, as well as health benefits.

     

    The Source Bulk Foods and our suppliers are Organic Certified in the UK and Ireland, which means that all of our Organic products are monitored and assessed against a recognised legal standard. In the UK, we are certified by The Organic Food Federation and in Ireland we are certified by The Organic Trust (Ireland).

     

    By continually monitoring and improving our Organic supply chain, we are ensuring that our amazing customers are able to enjoy the highest quality Organic products from trusted suppliers.

  • Why choose Organic?

    There are so many reasons why organic is better for us! In the face of environmental issues, poor diets that contribute to ill health and worldwide decline in wildlife, choosing Organic and switching to better food systems couldn’t be more important.

    Feeling good and staying healthy is a priority that most of us share. By choosing to shop Organic, you are ensuring your food is…

     

    • Free from harsh chemical pesticides
    • Free from conventional fertilisers
    • Not genetically modified 
    • Contains fewer additives & preservatives

     

    This means that you are consuming products with less toxins that could be better for us and our immune systems. Organic produce is also of high quality and research has found significant nutritional advantages for consuming Organic produce including increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants compared to non-organic foods.

     

    Not only is choosing Organic better for our health, but also the health of the planet. Not many people know that the use of pesticides in non-Organic farming  can contaminate soil, water, turf, and other vegetation, as well as negatively affect wildlife. In addition to killing insects or weeds, pesticides can be toxic to a host of other organisms including birds, fish, beneficial insects, and non-target plants. Pesticides also degrade the quality of the soil, meaning the loss of top soils for future generations. That’s why Organic farming is so important and helps to protect the environment!

     

    Organic farming also means higher welfare for farm animals through truly-free range conditions. Organic farming also uses less energy-intensive manufacturing processes which are better for the environment – helping protect air quality, conserve water and encourage native flora & fauna to thrive with less pollution and healthier soils that nourish produce.

     

    So with all the wonderful benefits that Organic has to offer, here’s a quick guide on how to shop our Organic range!

  • Our Organic Range

    At The Source Bulk Foods, we value Organic farming and produce. We believe in the benefits it provides to both our health and our planet, and stock an extensive (not to mention delicious!) range of organic products. Here’s our top Organic product swaps that will help contribute to a better lifestyle and planet:

     

    OATS

    Swap out your regular porridge oats for our Organic Jumbo Oats

    RICE

    Choose Organic Basmati Rice for your next curry instead of regular white rice

    PASTA

    Mix up your bolognese with our Organic White Spaghetti

    LENTILS

    Try our Organic Red Split Lentils in your next minestrone

    SUGAR

    Swap out your regular sugar for our Organic Raw Sugar

    OIL

    Stock your pantry with delicious Organic Olive Oil

    (it’s also great to dip your bread into)

     

    We also stock a wide range of tasty Organic snacks, confectionery, teas and spices, just take a look when your next in-store!

     

    Switching to Organic is a step towards not only better health choices, but positive environmental & animal welfare impacts. It’s a small change that we can all make to help ourselves, our community and the planet!

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