Organic farming and food focus on practices that are truly sustainable, using energy and natural resources responsibly, supporting soil life and diversity, caring for animals humanely and avoiding negative impacts on the environment. If you are producing, processing or trading organic products of exceptional quality, we are here to help you navigate the statutory requirements of organic certification and provide you with a license that gives you the right to use the EU organic logo to help market your fantastic products.
The EU organic regulations (EC 834/2007 and EC 889/2008) aim to provide consumers with authentic organic food that respects natural life systems. These regulations are principle based and designed to prohibit and or place very strict limits on the use of pesticides, fertilisers, livestock veterinary treatments, food additives and other processing aids, in order to create healthy nourishing food.
The organic market in the UK is growing from strength to strength, achieving nearly 5% growth in a market that is banging on the door of 2 billion pounds in value. If you are a farmer, grower, processor or trader and are interested in going organic or switching certification bodies, get in touch!
Our staff are experts in supporting businesses navigating the requirements of organic certification and can support you with developing your business. From finding ingredients to markets for your fantastic products, we are here to help and would love to hear from you.
What is Organic?
‘Organic Agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
This is an agricultural system based on principles. These principles are the roots from which organic agriculture grows and develops. At the same time they express the contribution that organic agriculture can make to the world. Composed as inter-connected ethical principles to inspire the organic movement — in its full diversity, they guide our development of positions, programs and standards.
Principle of Health – healthy soil, plants, animals and humans = a healthy planet
Principles of Ecology – emulating and sustaining natural systems
Principle of Fairness – equity, respect and justice for all living things
Principle of Care – for the generations to come
for more information please see: IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements)