What is organic farming?
Organic farming works in harmony with nature rather than against it. This involves using techniques to achieve good
crop yields without harming the natural environment or the people who live and work in it.
A modern approach to farming
Organic farming does not mean going 'back' to traditional methods. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still
useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge.
Organic farmers do not leave their farms to be taken over by nature; they use all the knowledge, techniques and materials
available to work with nature. In this way the farmer creates a healthy balance between nature and farming.
Choosing organic is choosing to live a healthy life. Organic foods are produced without the use of potentially harmful
chemicals pesticides, genetically engineered or growth hormones.