Hens on traditional free range poultry organic farm grazing on the grass

Organic is a system of farming and food production. Organic farmers aim to produce high-quality food, using methods that benefit our whole food system, from people to planet, plant health to animal welfare.

Organic farmers work to a strict set of standards, which must legally comply with strict EU regulation, to ensure that their farms sustain the health of:

  • Soils
  • Ecosystems
  • Animals
  • People

These standards are built on the key principles of organic agriculture:

  • Health
  • Ecology
  • Care
  • Fairness

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. 

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Soil Association

Organic Research Centre

National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC22) event - 5 July 2022 at the Cholderton Estate in Wiltshire.

OF&G Organic

Organic Arable

OF&G Organic and ADAS Organic Bulletin

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