Creative Nature have purposefully chosen to keep half of our range non-organic and get half of the range certified with The Soil Association . The reason for not having a complete Organic range is because the nutritional value of some of our products (especially Apricot Kernels and Spirulina) are far greater than their organic counterparts. When it comes to fresh fruit and veg however, our team always buys organic and our favourite place to go is the local farmers market.
Why choose Creative Nature’s organic range?
- Well-Being – Organic is great for the environment and your well-being, it is kind to the wildlife and allows us to make a positive difference.
- Animal Welfare – Organic standards insist that animals are given plenty of space and freedom to thrive and grow, guaranteeing a truly free-range life.
- Protecting Wildlife – Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for the birds and bees!
- GMO Free – Genetically modified crops and ingredients are banned under Organic standards
- The Environment – Organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming, so choosing organic, local and seasonal foods can significantly reduce your carbon footprint
To give you a bit more understanding of organic food and why you should eat organic we have taken the following statements from The Soil Association website.
- Organic certification and labelling is agreed nationally and across Europe and is a guarantee of food quality, independently inspected and certified all over the world
- Organic farming and food production is not easy and takes real commitment and attention to detail, backed up by rigorous, independent inspection and certification
- Organic farming reduces environmental pollution and the release of greenhouse gases from food production by severely restricting the use of artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Instead, organic farmers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops
- No system of farming has higher animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards
- No system of farming has lower pesticide use
- No system of farming has higher wildlife benefits
- Organic farming is better for bees (because of the complete absence of herbicides and the severely restricted use fungicides and insecticides)
- No system of farming is more bee-friendly
- No system of farming does more to protect natural resources like fresh water and healthy soils
- No system of farming has less use of antibiotics
- Animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics or wormers, animal feed is GM-free and poultry is always free-range
- Organic standards prohibit GM crops and ingredients, hydrogenated fats and controversial artificial food colours and preservatives
- Organic farming works with nature, using crop rotations and clover to build fertility in the soil
- Organic farmers provide their animals with the best quality life possible and support biodiversity by providing natural habitats for wildlife
- Food you can trust. Organic food must be certified by law so you can be assured that the product and ingredients come from verified sources
- Food you can trust. The standards for organic food are laid down in European law, so a licence is required to grow, process and market organic products, plus all organic farms and companies are inspected at least once a year