Tuesday 21st September 2021
When it comes to the organic lifestyle, there can be many misconceptions about whether making the swap is right for you and your family. So, if you’re still wondering whether to switch to organic this Organic September, read on to find out the truth about the top three organic myths.
Following an organic lifestyle can be associated with higher financial costs. This is due to the increased care, time, and effort that goes into farming organically. With higher standards of animal welfare, the costs will naturally be higher too.
However, there are increasingly more organic products on the market that are affordable, and still uphold organic principles. Have a read of our blog post on participating in Organic September on a budget, here.
Plant Based or Organic
At Yeo Valley, as a family-run dairy farm, we’re passionate about organic being better for the planet. Despite agriculture being an intensive process, organic farming is all about putting the environment first.
We have a saying at Yeo Valley – “less but better”. Yes, reducing your meat intake is important to help the planet, but being aware of how your meat is produced is equally important.
By choosing organic meat and dairy you can ensure that livestock remain a crucial part of the ecosystem, such as increasing soil fertility and recycling nutrients, without compromising our planets health.
Lower Crop Yields
Modern farming uses pesticides and fertilisers to achieve high yields, which is why organic farming can sometimes experience lower yields. However, by looking after the soil, yields will only increase over time.
Organic farming ensures that the yields of future – not just present – generations are met. By keeping the soil and local environment healthy organic farming can meet everybody’s needs.
Find out more about Organic September and how you can get involved in our blog post here.
And if you would like to find out more about the Soil Association and the work they do in the UK visit their website.