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Organic is one of the best choices we can make

Saturday September 1, 2018
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Get set for Organic September, a celebration of all things organic organised by the Soil Association, the UK’s foremost organic certification body.  


Many people are now choosing organic fruit and vegetables, wanting to avoid the chemical sprays used in intensive farming. Whether you are concerned about your personal health, or that of wildlife and the planet, organic farming offers a kinder way to work with the land.  


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

 

 



An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that 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 

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 70 products in the range are certified organic by the Soil Association, further enhancing the provenance, eco-friendliness and quality of the ingredients.

In our eyes, growing organically offers the best chance of long-term good health to people and to the planet.

Organic is one of the best choices we can make at your local specialist health food store.  


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

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 month-long campaign. 



 

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