We strongly believe that the farming practices informed by the agro-ecological principles that we support will maintain and improve soil fertility, for generations to come. As part of this philosophy, we champion organic growing - organic growing practices working with nature, not against it. We certify our organic flours through the Soil Association. For a product or farm to be certified as an organic producer, the production process must meet a strict set of legally defined standards. The continued application of these standards is closely monitored. Within the UK the largest and most widely known of the certification bodies is the Soil Association.
According to the Soil Association, organic farming methods can help to slow down climate change and regenerate soils; if Europe’s farmland all followed organic principles, agricultural emissions could drop by 40-50% by 2050, with plenty to feed the growing population healthy diets. Organic farmlands are also home to up to 50% more wildlife, store more carbon, have healthier soils, and around 75% more wild bees, as well as reducing exposure to pesticides.
Source: Why Organic? | Soil Association
How we treat the earth goes beyond our own operations and the farming practices of those we work with.
To this end, we have commenced work at Torosay Hills on the Isle of Mull, to plant 750,000 native broadleaf trees as part of the regeneration of a Celtic rainforest that once stood upon those hills. The forest regeneration will contribute to carbon sequestration, more biodiversity, and healthier soils. You can read more about our project : www.torosay.org