/ WHY CHOOSE ORGANIC?

Certification

The word organic is defined by law and anything labelled as such must meet a strict set of standards.

Organic systems recognise that our health is directly connected to the food we eat and, ultimately, to the health of the soil.

Baked or Naked is a registered organic producer with the Organic Farmers & Growers CIC.  

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Pesticides
Eating organic reduces the amount of chemicals in your diet namely persistent pesticides.

The use of insecticides, fungicides, fertilisers and weed killers are strictly monitored in organic food production.

 

GMOs
Eating organic is the best way to avoid GMO foods, ingredients and contamination.

Health
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives are allowed in organic food.

Cleaner food means cleaner diets which leads to a cleaner bill of health.

 

Soil Health
Organic farming creates healthy soil.

Healthy soil creates healthy food and a healthy environment.

 

Nutrition
Organic food contains more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micronutrients than conventionally raised food.

There is a growing body of evidence documenting how farming methods can influence the nutritional content of foods.

 

Sewage Sludge
Organic farming never uses sewage sludge.

Sewage sludge is a product of wastewater treatment and contains numerous known and unknown hazardous materials – including everything that is flushed into the sewer system. Once treated, sewage sludge can be applied to agricultural cropland as fertiliser – meaning, this chemical soup that is often full of toxic compounds, nanomaterial, hormones and dangerous pathogens, are applied to the very food we eat. 

 

Irradiation
Organic food is never irradiated.

Irradiated food is exposed to intense ionising radiation.(electrons, gamma rays or x-rays) breaks chemical bonds and the intention is to reduce microorganisms. The concern is that radiation is known to cause cancer.

 

Climate Change
Organic farming supports carbon sequestration, which helps to mitigate rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

The primary benefit of organic crop and livestock production, compared to conventional agriculture, is that it is focused on soil-based production with underlying principles of maintaining or improving soil quality.

 

Pollinators
Organic farms and crops are pollinator-friendly and protect bees, pollinators and wildlife from toxic chemicals.

Large-scale, chemically intensive agricultural production has been implicated as a major source of threats to pollinators. 

 


Farmworkers
Organic farming doesn’t expose neighbouring communities and farmworkers to dangerous persistent pesticides.

Farmworkers are at great risk for exposure to agricultural pesticides and the adverse health impacts that they cause.

Pesticide drift is a threat to human health as well as to wildlife and ecosystems..

Environment
Support a healthy environment for all of us by choosing organic food.

Organic farming practices result in numerous environmental benefits:

  • Organic farming rebuilds soil health and stops harmful chemicals from getting into our water supplies

  • Organic farmers don’t rely on non-renewable oil-based fertilisers and pesticides we -may not always have access to

  • Organic farming results in greater biodiversity

  • Organic farming releases fewer greenhouse gas emissions

 

Water
Choosing organic protects the streams and lakes downstream from toxic runoff that conventional farming produces.

 

Cancer
Eating organic can reduce your risk of cancer.

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that those who ate organic foods frequently lowered their overall risk of developing cancer. Specifically, those who primarily eat organic foods were more likely to ward off non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer compared to those who rarely or never ate organic foods.

Help the environment and yourself, buy organic food!