Why Organic?

WHY ORGANIC?⠀
In order to label any products as organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must originate from organically produced plants. ⠀
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Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. To achieve this, farmers use crop rotation, mulch to manage weeds and natural fertilisers to feed plants and soil such as compost and manure. ⠀
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Consequently, our organic herbs and spices are produced on farms around the world adhering to these practices.⠀
Such farming methods are of great benefit both environmentally and to the health of consumers. When growing organic herbs and organic spices using these practices, the soil is far richer in nutrients and therefore more fertile. This in turn results in stronger, healthier plants free of non-organic matter. Crop rotation and the encouragement of wildlife helps to control and break the cycle of any pests or diseases hence the need to use pesticides is eradicated.⠀
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When we source our organic herbs and organic spices, we ensure that they are traced back to the farm where they are grown. ⠀
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Part of their inspection is checking the origin of our organic products and tracing the supply chain from the farms,⠀
This allows us to display their highly respected and distinctive logo upon our packs of organic Seasoning Mixes.⠀
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Why is organic food often more expensive?⠀
Organic food is more labor intensive since the farmers do not use pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or drugs. Organic certification is expensive and organic feed for animals can cost twice as much. Organic farms tend to be smaller than conventional farms, which means fixed costs and overhead must be distributed across smaller produce volumes without government subsidies.⠀

Organic vs. Non-Organic⠀

Grown with natural fertilizers (manure, compost).⠀
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Grown with synthetic or chemical fertilizers.⠀
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Weeds are controlled naturally (crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching, and tilling).⠀
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Weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides.⠀
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Pests are controlled using natural methods (birds, insects, traps) and naturally-derived pesticides.⠀
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Pests are controlled with synthetic pesticides.⠀

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