Organic

Eating organic food is one of the most important things you can do to help the state of the world's climate and environment. 

Organic growing methods are defined as being: "produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals."

The elimination of these chemicals from the growing process, while hugely important in helping to save our above ground biodiversity and reducing the incidence of cancer for those who work with or eat this chemically grown food, is only a tiny part of the benefit of eating organic food. 

More than just a lack of dangerous chemicals in our environment and in our bodies, growing organically requires the farmer to learn how to increase biodiversity on their land and in doing so grow a healthy, thriving soil community. 

This healthy soil in turn creates a carbon sink helping to reduce the amount of carbon in the air and becoming a part of the solution for global warming, retains water more efficiently allowing for reduced watering needs, retains topsoil - so our rivers and lakes are clean for aquatic habitats and our land can become more productive over time, provides the plants with a greatly increased number of nutrients and in doing so grows plants that produce foods with a larger range of nutrients for us to eat. 

And all this is without mentioning chemical farming's dependance on petrol to manufacture chemical fertilisers and pesticides - a limited resource, or the dangers of GE organisms which are not allowed in Organic food.