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Eating food grown without unnecessary chemicals is both good for you and the countryside.

Organic farmers work with nature. Trees, hedges, and wide un-farmed field edges are important on organic farms. These provide habitats for natural predators such as beetles, spiders and birds which control pests.

Farmland birds have declined by up to 95% since the introduction of pesticides into farming. Organic farming offers a real alternative and buying organic food supports a living countryside.

Organic farms have.

  • 44 per cent more birds in fields
  • More than five times as many wild plants.

    Organic farming bans artificial fertilisers which pollute our waters. Organic farmers fertilise their fields by rotating their crops, using composted manure, and planting crops which naturally feed nitrogen to the soil.

    For more information on organic food why not visit Why organic.org