I meant to write about Organic September a while ago, but preparing the wedding and working full time, didn't help to find some spare time.
|The buying decisions you make are a simple but powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference. Swapping to organic food has huge benefits for people, animal welfare and the environment.|
This amazing campaign is organised by Soil Association. The main aim of the campaign is to encourage people to do one small change a day during #OrganicSeptember, by choosing more organic food and other products. The whole month is dedicated to celebrating all things organic.
On the Soil Association website you can find their stories about organic food, recipes, tips and much more.
I was born in Poland, in small village by the sea. For me eating seasonal and organic food was something normal, we had our own fruits and veggies, our own meet ( or meet from my uncle's farm). But there was a time in my life when when I choose cheeper options cos I didn't understood the difference. I thought that food is same and no matter what we eat its ok.
Since last year 80% of my daily shopping is mainly organic and local. Organic foods
having higher nutrient content than conventional. This is the main reason why we are choosing organic at home.
I have to admit, organic is more expensive than conventional food but is worth it and taste better.
What is ORGANIC:
The information on this page lays out the facts about organic food – whether you're buying fresh produce or processed foods. For foods to be labelled as organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must come from organically produced plants and animals. Any food product sold as 'organic' falls under the EU regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008. This means that the product must have been produced to these regulations and inspected and certified by a registered certification body, such as Soil Association Certification. (Soil Assosiation)
MY Small Changes:
- Choose local, organic and seasonal food.
- If organic is not available choose best available option.
- Say NO to GMO!!!
- Choose organic cosmetics- feed your skin the best possible way as much as your body.
- If you don't have local farmers market around where you live, choose organic boxes deliveries like Riverford
- Educating others ( help your friends and family to choose better food / other products)
- Meet your farmers, this is something I want to do, meet the local farmers and learn about their farming methods.
- Grow your own food, even herbs will make such a massive difference. ( visit Naturally Bee's blog, she is my big inspiration in this department)
- Freeze seasonal fruits. My freezer is packed in berries and summer veggies.
- Choose organic meet, free range and antibiotic free.
This is my little contribution to this year Organic September.
For many, eating organic is a luxury they can't afford. For others, it's a matter of taste, environmental,
health matter and quality. Whatever you choose to do, look into it in more details.
Remember to let me know what do you think about Organic vs conventional food.
PS. Most of my recipes are based on organic ingredients or, the best I could find.
|Organic Pioneers event at Wholefoods |
Labels: clean eating, healthy food, lifestyle, organic, OrganicSeptember