Why Organic September is more important now than ever before
To say that 2020 has been an unpredictable year would be an understatement. As we still find ourselves in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, people are now more than ever before aware of the importance of taking care of their health as well as the health of the planet and its’ inhabitants.
We have learned that our actions have consequences and that each one of us must take responsibility for our lifestyle. Buying organic is one of the many solutions that could help both us and the planet.
The organic movement – a trend or a long-term solution?
While strolling the aisles of the grocery stores many of us get overwhelmed with different brands, marketing slogans, and the time old question, organic or non-organic?
We want to eat healthier and be eco-friendly, but does organic produce really make a difference? The answer is yes! Organic farming practices and organic produce does make a world of a difference to our health, the environment, and the people growing the food. One of the main benefits of buy organic products is the minimised exposure to pesticides.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “pesticides are potentially toxic to humans and can have both acute and chronic health effects, depending on the quantity and ways in which a person is exposed.”
This is one of the many reasons why the British Soil Association is launching its annual Organic September campaign.
What is Organic September?
It’s a month-long campaign which focuses on bringing awareness to normal people about the organic movement and make them question where their food is coming from and how it’s being produced. Last year the campaign reached 20.5 million people all over the world! And this year Coliman Allfresch want to help reach even more people.
The British Soil Association wants consumers to know that they create a demand for whatever they buy. Fortunately by choosing organic everyday consumer can create a better tomorrow for everyone, every day!
Why you should “Go Organic”
There are several reasons why people should opt for organic products. With the topic of climate change being omnipresent, many of us want to contribute and do our part, but sometimes we just don’t know where to start.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By making small changes in our day to day lives we can feel satisfied by knowing that by choosing organic, we are contributing to less:
– oceanic dead zones
– pollution of our water supplies
– exposure to harmful pesticides
And instead of contributing to:
– Enhancing soil life and fertility
– Improvement of water quality
– Control of deforestation.
Coliman Allfresch Commitment to Organic
Coliman Allfresch has always had a responsibility as one of its core values. After seeing what was happening to the planet they chose to convert to entirely organic banana production. And as almost 1 billion bananas are consumed everyday Coliman Allfresch have made a real difference in the banana industry.
By investing in technologies and enforcing the highest standards for soil nutrition Coliman Allfresch truly believe that agricultural practices can foster and improve the quality of soil, which is also a key component for the agriculture of the future. Learn more.