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about organics

Not so long ago, all food was organic.

But enter the agricultural revolution and food production became focused on how we extract more from the earth faster and at a lesser economic cost.

Unfortunately, this had significant consequences to food quality, human health, the environment and to local communities.

Organic isn’t just about our health, but also the overall impact it has on the earth and our communities. Our concern is for the state of the world as a whole. We support organic and biodynamic farmers around the world as part of our commitment to the sustainability of the earth.

There are so many reasons to live a more organic lifestyle.

The world is becoming aware that we can't continue as we are.  Extracting from the Earth’s resources, artificially inputting what nature once provided and discarding everything that no longer has a use to us is depleting the Earth at a rate far greater than it is able to regenerate itself. 

Organics is the world’s first “circular economy” where agricultural practices minimise the need for external inputs and focus on working in harmony
with natural ecosystems to absorb and utilise naturally occurring inputs in a harmonious way.

6 reasons to join the organic movement

6 reasons to join the organic movement

  • 01 healthy soil

    Organic agriculture works in harmony with nature to build soil health through various practices such as composting, crop rotations, green manuring and cover cropping. The focus is on building soil biodiversity and soil health.

    In essence, organic farming practices focus on feeding the soil which in turn feeds the plant.

    From healthy soil grows healthy plants which grows healthier food. This biodiversity provides and releases all the nutrients and resources that plants need in a biologically accessible way to grow and fight diseases.  This eliminates the need to add synthetic fertilizers and pesticides which degrade the quality of our soil, can lead to pollution in our water and air ways and can remain as a residue in the food we eat.

  • 02 healthy people

    Organic products are better because of the way they are grown and processed.

    Organic produce is nutrient dense, free from over 700 chemicals, free from synthetic inputs and excludes the use of GMO products and GE processes. It provides all that is needed for human health as nature intended.  Conventional farming practices tend to pursue yield over quality. With the addition of many artificial inputs, yields have never been higher, yet we are becoming sicker. Health issues are on the rise and are in part related to the increasing toxic load on our bodies, as modern life takes us further aware from wholefoods.

    Not only can organic produce positively impact our health it also positively impacts those involved in its growing, harvesting and transportation.

  • 03 healthy plants & animals

    Healthy soil leads to healthy plants, which in turn leads to healthy animals. Plants grown in healthy soils have access to all the nutrients and antibiotics they need to grow as nature intended and become resilient to pests. 

    Free from synthetic inputs and GE free, organic plants grow in harmony with nature, resulting in a nutrient-dense food source for both animals and humans.  Heritage organic plant varieties are chosen based on their adaptability to grow in the local environment rather than relying on external synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to flourish.

  • 04 healthy communities

    Organic food plays a pivotal role in fostering community well-being and sustainability. By supporting local organic farmers and businesses, communities create a stronger and more resilient food system together.

    Organics addresses many of the social challenges we face today, embracing the Principle of Fairness (Matatika) – that healthy societies are based on equality, justice and respect where we share a common environment and life opportunities. Organic farms are safer places to work because they are free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers. Organics also inherently supports fairer working conditions and wages for growers. 

    Organic farming practices prioritise conserving soil health, water resources and biodiversity, which benefits the community by preserving natural ecosystems and reducing pollution.

    By choosing organic food, communities can embrace a sustainable and responsible approach to nourishment that supports local economies, protects the environment, and supports the overall well-being of the entire community.

  • 05 healthy planet

    While many of us feel helpless with the effects of climate change, one of the biggest opportunities we all have to help mitigate its impact is through choosing organic.

    Chemical based conventional agriculture is the second most significant contributor to climate change globally and the biggest in New Zealand, primarily by releasing carbon dioxide from the soil into the atmosphere.

    Organic and other forms of agriculture, now called regenerative agriculture, can reverse this and sequester carbon back into the soil where it naturally belongs. This is because carbon is built up in the soil through enriching it with composted plant matter. The more carbon is stored in the soil and kept there, the more it becomes a natural carbon sink. The soil is effectively “eating up” the carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, reversing the impact of climate change.

    If the world converted to organic farming this would go a long way towards helping solve the issue of carbon in our atmosphere which is one of the lead causes of climate change.

    Organics is climate action!

  • 06 healthy biodiversity

    Organic farming practices encourage biodiversity rather than mono-crops which is a form of conventional agriculture that is based on growing only one type of a crop at one time on a specific field.

    Crop rotation and companion planting is used, so the plants help each other grow better, and organic farmers tend to diversify with a variety of crops for the health of the farm. Most
    conventional food is hybridized to produce large, attractive specimens, rather than a variety of indigenous strains that are tolerant to regional conditions, such as droughts and pests. A more diverse farm is a more stable farm, playing a critical role in how resilient it is to issues like bad weather, disease, and

    Wildlife is crucial to a healthy planet. The decline of birds, bees and other pollinators
    have been linked to the synthetic pesticides used by conventional farmers. Organic farms create havens for wildlife including homes for the birds and the bees and has been proven to have more biodiversity.

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