30th Sep 2021 by Henry Findlater

Organic September – Food as it should be, and food you can trust

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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. The way we farm and eat can make a world of difference. Organic is an 'agroecological' farming system that offers many benefits. Organic September has been a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of organic food and farming. 


In our blog last week on National Recycling Week, we discussed the theme of ‘step it up’ in relation to the climate crisis and active habits that every individual can action and consciously change each day in order to fight against climate change and make an individual impact to produce better outcomes globally. 

Another of these habits that we discussed briefly in our blog was eating the right products from the right places, supporting businesses and forming habits that have a more positive impact on the planet. This comes at an incredibly relevant time as we reach the end of ‘Organic September’.

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. The way we farm and eat can make a world of difference. Organic is an 'agroecological' farming system that offers many benefits.

Organic September has been a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the 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

No other defined system of farming and food production comes close to delivering so many benefits for wildlife, society and the natural world. Organic farmers work to a strict set of standards, which must legally comply with strict EU regulations, to ensure that their farms sustain the health of:

  • Soils
  • Ecosystems
  • Animals
  • People

These standards are built on the key principles of organic agriculture which are health, ecology, care and fairness.

Much the same as us being B Corp certified at MASECO, in order for a product to be deemed as organic, a formal certification is legally required to grow, process or market organic products, and all organic farms and companies are inspected by a certification body, at least once a year. This means when you see the organic symbol, you can trust that the food and drink you buy has been made in a way that is better for people, animals and wildlife, and respects the natural environment.

For more information on Organic September and for answers to questions such as the below, follow our hyperlinks to the Soil Association – 

What is organic food?
Why does organic matter? 
What does the organic symbol mean (Youtube Video)? 

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