Organic standards apply to all aspects of organic manufacturing and production, storage and sales. The Soil Association Certification organic standards cover the UK’s organic and focuses on safeguarding the environment with additional standards protecting animal welfare and human health.
WHAT DOES THIS CERTIFICATION MEAN?
Certification is legally required to grow, process or market organic products, and all organic farms and companies are inspected by a certification body, at least once a year. This means when you see the organic symbol, you can trust that the food you buy has been made in a way that is better for people, animals and wildlife, and respects the natural environment.
Organic farming methods can help to slow down climate change; 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. Not limited to certified organic, Shipton Mill work with farmers who uphold and share our values, who grow nourishing food, understanding their farms as an ecosystem, and who embrace biodiversity and champion growing without pesticides.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Soil Association Organic is Better for the PlanetSoil Association