Go organic this September

Go organic this September

10th September 2014 by Penny
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The Soil Association has designated September as Organic Month with a simple Small Changes/Big Difference campaign to boost organic awareness.

The Soil Association is the UK's largest organic certification body, responsible for raising awareness and certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in this country.

The food that we eat and the clothes that we wear are the last link in a long supply chain. And all along that supply chain are reasons why we believe changing to organic makes sense.

  ORGANIC NON ORGANIC
Seedlings Natural, untreated GMO free seeds Often treated with fungicides or insecticides. Possible GMOs
Soil Healthy soil through crop rotation and natural nutrients from organic matter. Intensive irrigation and high yields requiring high levels of chemical fertilizers.
Weed & Pest Control Insects and trap crops used with some manual spraying of permitted natural pesticides which break up prior to harvesting. Manual and aerial spraying of chemical insecticides and pesticides. Often leaving residue & inhalation problems for those involved.
Harvesting Usually hand picked and natural defoliation by freezing or through the use of water management     Machine picked and artificial defoliation induced with chemicals.
Shelf Life Shorter shelf life but enhanced taste and freshness GMO enhanced shelf life or preservatives present
Social Conditions  Evidenced and accredited social criteria in place by governing bodies to ensure safe, healthy, non discriminatory environment with living wages.  Often no evidenced or accredited social criteria in place to ensure safe, healthy, non discriminatory environment with living wages so open to abuse of human rights.

The food on our plate and the cotton in our wardrobe may seem a long way from a hospitalised farm worker in China or polluted rainwater in Nigeria but we’re all connected and our choices make a difference. That’s why we prefer to shop organic.

To help you make a difference we’re offering 20% off and free P&P on all our GOTS certified organic cotton t-shirts for September. Simply enter WTCSOCIAL in basket.

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