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Why Choose Organic?

Sunday September 1, 2019
Why Choose Organic?

Organic September is here!


Led by the Soil Association, the UK’s foremost organic certification body, Organic September is a huge celebration of all things organic and runs throughout the month of September.


Many people are following a more organic lifestyle – choosing organic fruit and vegetables because they are concerned about their personal health, or that of wildlife and the planet.

The term ‘organic’ is now highly regulated, therefore growers and producers cannot claim organic without certifcation. The Soil Association offers the highest standard in organic certification, ensuring the crops are guaranteed free from nasty chemical pesticides and fertilisers, but are also non-genetically-modifed and non-irradiated. Organic farming offers a kinder way to work with the land.

 


 

 

The Research

Research by an international team of experts led by Newcastle University shows organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones.

Analysing 343 studies into the compositional differences between organic and conventional crops, the team found that a switch to eating organic fruit, vegetable and cereals – and food made from them – would provide additional antioxidants equivalent to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day. 

The study, published in the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition, also showed significantly lower levels of toxic heavy metals in organic crops. Cadmium, which is one of only four metal contaminants along with lead, arsenic and mercury for which the European Commission has set maximum permitted contamination levels in food, was found to be almost 50% lower in organic crops than conventionally-grown ones. 


Why Viridian Chooses to Support Organic

 

 

Picture caption: Growing organic black seed in Egypt for Viridian Nutrition.

As an ethical supplement company, Viridian Nutrition believes in sourcing natural ingredients and using sustainable farming methods to guarantee purity and traceability of its nutritional supplements. In fact, more than 75 products in the range are certified organic by the Soil Association, further enhancing the provenance, eco-friendliness and quality of the ingredients.

We believe growing organically offers the best chance of long-term good health to people and to the planet.



Soil Association dates:

 

Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week – 9th to 14th September
This year the Soil Association is encouraging shoppers to make #onesmallswap to an organic alternative when purchasing beauty and wellness products.
www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/beauty-wellbeing/organic-beauty-wellbeing-week/


Organic September Saturday – 14th September
Independent health food stores up-and-down the country will be holding events to help you discover the organic possibilities available in the form of sampling, demos and workshops. Why not pay your local health food store a visit?
www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/organic-september-saturday/


You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@ViridianNews) and Instagram as we showcase some of our favourite Soil Association certified nutritional supplements. Please also search #ChooseOrganic and #OrganicSeptember the Soil Association’s hashtag under social media for more news and highlights during the campaign.

For more about the benefits of organic ask in your local health food store and visit www.soilassociation.org

 

TAGS: Nutrition News and ViewsOrganic, Organic September

 

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