This month is Organic September - #organicseptember - a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming.
We're huge believers in the importance of organic farming both for the planet, and for our customers.
Why is organic farming better?
- It supports biodiversity and wildlife
Across the world, wildlife is becoming extinct up to 10,000 times faster than the natural rate - but organic practises help prevent this.
- It helps combat climate change
Healthy, organic soils can store up to five times more carbon than forests, stopping more CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
- It means reduced exposure to pesticides
Organic farmers are able to use just 20 pesticides made from natural ingredients including citronella and clove oil, and even these can only be used under very restricted circumstances. Vitally, this helps protect the insect population and also reduces the pesticides entering the water system. Conventional pesticides pollute water, kill fish and marine animals and disrupt the food chain...and of course we all use this polluted water.
We understand that choosing to consume organic products is a privileged one as it is a more expensive option. As a family, we certainly don't eat only organic food, though we do try to eat organic vegetables when we can. But if you are looking to make one small change, then switching your cup of tea from a commercial, non-organic one to our high quality, organic tea, really will ensure you get a MUCH better cup of tea all around!